America’s Got Talent season 12 will premiere without its longtime host. Apparently, NBC and Nick Cannon parted ways over the latter’s recent special on Showtime.
Apparently, Cannon got a bit candid during his stand-up comedy act. Indeed, he revealed some of his deepest thoughts about some of the performances he came across with on the popular reality TV show.
Sadly, NBC supposedly did not find it amusing. According to TV Line, the actor decided to withdraw from America’s Got Talent season 12 after rumors circulated of the network’s alleged plan to drop him because of his recent rant.
Cannon’s Emotional Goodbye to America’s Got Talent season 12
The America’s Got Talent season 12 air date is set for this coming summer. Last season’s set of judges made up of Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B. and Heidi Klum will be back.
However, Nick Cannon will not be returning. The longtime host took to Facebook to explain his side on the issue.
“There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity. I have loved hosting America’s Got Talent for the last eight seasons. Watching talented, brave and courageous Americans accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure to work with — but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices. I wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season, but I cannot see myself returning.”
The network has yet to comment on Nick Cannon and the America’s Got Talent season 12. Nevertheless, since the decision comes from the host himself, it is most likely irrevocable.
Cannon Unhappy with Industry as a Whole
In addition to saying to goodbye to the series, Cannon also shared his grievances about the industry as a whole. Hence, he further wondered if he wanted to remain part of it.
“As of lately I have even questioned if I want to even be a part of an industry who ultimately treats artists in this manner. Most of us don’t realize that there are six major corporations that control 90 percent of media in America and the amount of minority executives is dismal. With this being the case, true equality in our industry is impossible,” Cannon wrote.
Nick Cannon served as the host of America’s Got Talent since 2009, Fox News reports. Stay tuned for developments on this story.
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