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Nick Cannon Supports Gabrielle Union in 'America's Got Talent' Controversy

Nick Cannon Supports Gabrielle Union in 'America's Got Talent' Controversy
January 30, 2020 - 06:03 / Hayley Paskevich

The former host of America's Got Talent shared that he stands with Gabrielle Union after she said her complaints about racism and sexism on the hit reality show are what got her fired! This is his response...

Nick Cannon sat down with YouTube channel VLADTV recently to share his honest thoughts about Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent! Cannon, who was the former host of the show until 2017, was pretty candid when it came to speaking on how he felt in regards to Union's accusations about her departure.

“It was some eye-opening events that occurred that really shed light on some cultural insensitivities — ultimately, when it comes to women, when it comes to how the show is produced,” Cannon said. He went on to refer to America's Got Talent as being "a giant machine", blaming the circumstances of the situation on "institutional issues". 

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Nick Cannon at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 on July 16, 2015.

Cannon speaks out about current host Terry Crews

In the revealing interview, Nick Cannon also mentions the fact he feels that Terry Crews should have supported Gabrielle Union, but at the same time, understands why he ultimately chose not to. "Again it’s an institutional thing, so I’m not blaming him,” Cannon said. “We get excited about the occupation, we get excited to work for the man and we gon’ defend the man cause he gave me a job."

Still, Cannon made it clear that he himself does support Union. "Especially when it comes to our queens, when it comes to Gabby, I don’t care," he said, talking about the treatment of women behind the scenes of the show. "Whatever she said, if it happened, I’m rocking with you.”

Watch Cannon's revealing VLADTV interview below: