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Nick Cannon Says NBC is Threatening to Fire Him [READ]!

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According to Nick Cannon, NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ is threatening his job over a joke he made during his comedy special on Showtime earlier this week.
The 'America's Got Talent' host says he will not be silenced and does not see himself returning to AGT next season…
Cannon took to social media to address the situation and here’s what he had to say:
"I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset. After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke. This has weighed heavy on my spirit. 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."
We are siding with Nick Cannon on this one!

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