After eight long seasons on the hit reality TV show, Nick Cannon is saying goodbye. Recently it was reported that NBC had taken strong consideration of a joke that Cannon had made at NBC’s expense during a Showtime comedy special. The joke was actually considered a “breach of contract” by NBC.
Cannon took to Facebook to discuss the thought behind his decision to leave the show.
“It was brought to my attention by my “team” that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment. Recently many of my mentors have cautioned me that soon “The System” would come down on me because I was speaking too many truths and being to loud about it. I had no idea that it all would hit so close to home. I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property. There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity.”