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Is Nick Cannon a Hotep?
The answer is a resounding yes.
Let’s review the evidence, shall we:
- He used to be a pimp – in the theoretical sense of course. I highly doubt that his back hand was strong enough to be out in the hills of Hollywood sexually exploiting and prostituting women. However he was known to be a huge womanizer. And once during an interview with the Big Boi morning show, ran down a list of five famous women he’d “smashed.”
- He also made this song with R Kelly entitled “Gigolo” and wore Skittle-colored suits .
- He is always talking about the White man and Black folks being Kings and Queens. Even taking it as far as to perform in Whiteface.
- One of the women he “smashed” was Kim Kardashian.
- He kind of punked out when Eminem viciously abused his wife Mariah Carey on a diss track.
- He believed the #OscarSoWhite campaign to be a distraction from the important work of #BlackLivesMatter and police brutality against Black men.
- He’s a proponent of Black History but does not want to see another “slave movie.”
- He made this poem and video:
For those with limited data, the title of the piece is entitled, “ If I See Another F#cking Slave Movie”
and it features Cannon dressed in all black like the Omen doing spoken word about his hatred for historical slave narratives over a jazz beat that sounds like it was ripped form Spike Lee’s Mo’ Betta Blues.
Some of the highlights include:
“I get it! You used to treat us like animals
I get it! You see me as Sambo
Now you feel bad tho!
So you green light these movies
Instead of giving us roles like Rambo
Because y’all know if you gave me a machine gun
I’m letting off all the ammo
Into every executive that I can Yo!
Not out of hate, just frustration and pay back
So stay back about 40 acres and a Maybach
Institutionalize us with white lies but steady trying to tell us to stay black.
Conditioned our minds to make us feel behind
Only to make them feel better about where they at!
If I see another fucking Slave movie…
I’mma set this theater on fire!
But they keep telling me Black Films don’t sell to international buyers
Then why you keep making the Butlers, Django, Amistad and Roots over and over again
Is it Just to show us the power of White men
Or to have our kids head spinning like a Nickelodeon
I know y’all like there he go again
Little Nick from Nickelodeon
On his soapbox going in!
But he don’t know the pain we in
But I’m just showing them, that this social programming ain’t going unnoticed fam!
So Fuck 12 Years A Slave, how about 10 Thousand Years of Brave.
It’s time for the new Emancipation Proclamation
And this time I’mma play the role of Ol’ Honest Abe
And in my Gettysburg Address
I’mma discuss the 4 score and 4 hundred of years of mess, Yes!
These grotesque history book lies, and Hollywood fairy tales they been forcing us to digest.”
The irony that the video for this poem about Cannon’s disdain for seeing images of Black people abused by White people is filled with the very images he says he is tried of seeing, is not lost on me.
Listen, I get it: Anyone with two eyes can see that America loves Black suffering. Likewise our suffering is both entertainment and an art form. But when I hear some of the pushback from us specifically, I can’t help to hear a lot of shame in it. We tend to use the term “slave” and “slavery” as slurs against each other. And while the institution deserves to be ridiculed, those who were oppressed and enslaved do not. And every time we reject and deflect from the role our people played in building this society, I feel like we are doing to our ancestors, the same thing the oppressors did. And that is erasing them from history and denying them their humanity.
Charing Ball is a writer, cultural critic, free-thinker, slick-mouth feminist and queen of unpopular opinions from Philadelphia. To learn more, visit NineteenSeventy-Seven.com.
During a recent trip to the couch of Huffington Post Live, Nick Cannon was asked, as someone with lupus, what people can do to help encourage and support those with life-altering autoimmune diseases. He spoke openly and honestly about how his own diagnosis impacted him, and how he was able to overcome fear and live healthier than ever before.
So how can you support someone with an autoimmune disease?
“Research. Especially if you’re dealing with someone who has it,” Cannon said. “Especially when you hear the words ‘autoimmune disease,’ or ‘Lupus,’ it’s like ‘Whoa, what is that?!’ And that’s how I felt, and how my family and friends felt. But you realize this is something you can live with and actually overcome with the proper research and proper support system.”
Cannon was diagnosed in 2012 and complications from his disease have landed him in the hospital a few times, including for kidney failure. But once Cannon did his research and changed the way he was eating, he was able to get a handle on the chronic inflammatory disease. So now that he’s made such strides, Cannon is making it a mission to help people understand lupus and how they can live a happy and healthy life with it.
“Sometimes people don’t understand it until it hits close to home,” Cannon said. “I knew nothing about it until I was diagnosed. Totally scary. It was super scary just because you don’t know. You’ve never heard of this, and then you hear ‘autoimmune,’ you hear of people who have lost a battle with autoimmune diseases. But to me, I’m healthier now than I’ve ever been before because of the research, because of the education that I’ve received on it. The proper things to eat and the proper things to put into my body — what can cause flare ups and what can’t, and preventative measures and all of these things. And when you can share that information and share knowledge and research, I think that helps more than anything.”
Folks have been getting on singer Ciara’s case recently for her decision to sue her former fiancé, Future, for defaming her name in public. But she’s far from the only Hollywood celebrity who has had to take their ex to court.
Breakups have a tendency to be messy, especially when stars split. But when lawsuits get involved, the messiness can quickly skyrocket to another level. And you won’t believe the reasons these celebrities are taking their exes to court. From STDs to explosive arguments that happened years ago, these former couples are taking their past baggage to court to let a judge sort it out. Sometimes for millions in damages.
If you could take your ex to court, what would you sue him or her for? Or is it petty to get the legal system involved no matter how badly you feel you’ve been done wrong? We want to know what you think. So tell us whether you’re #teamlawsuit or #teamletitgo in the comment section.
Whether you’re in the limelight or an average Joe, marriage is a challenge. Joining your life with an entirely different person is no small feat.
Some people learn this before they embark on a marriage, others in the midst of it and some people don’t fully grasp the concept until their own marriage is looking a little shaky.
In a recent interview with DuJour, it would seem that Nick Cannon has come to that realization.
The 35-year-old was on his way to a tattoo parlor when he conducted the interview. The article breezed past his numerous jobs, the fact that he sleeps about two hours a night and his role in Spike Lee’s Chi Raq but more than anything, the article was focused on his divorce from superstar Mariah Carey (He filed in December 2014 after six years of marriage.), maintaining their amicable relationship and his thoughts on marriage these days.
Check out a few of the highlights below.
Cannon say that no matter how amicable his divorce from Mariah has been, he realized the media would always want to make it drama-filled and sensationalized.
He also discovered something else throughout this ordeal.
“I feel like marriage isn’t for everyone. A friend of mine put it the funniest way. He said, ‘If you heard that there was a 50/50 chance of living or dying when you jump out of a plane, you probably wouldn’t go skydiving. There’s like a 50/50 chance of a marriage working. If it didn’t work out for you the first time, and you still survived it, you probably shouldn’t do it again.”
His thoughts are pretty clear but when DuJour asked Cannon if he’d ever marry again, he nailed the point home.
“I highly doubt it.”
But, as he’s been trying to tell us, he still has nothing but positive things to say about his wife. In talking about their family’s Christmas celebration, Cannon mentioned all the extravagance. The “Rockefeller tree in their living room,” half a dozen reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through Aspen where they traditionally spend Christmas. And though it’s excessive and far from normal, Cannon doesn’t think their different upbringing predicts doom for their adult lives.
“I don’t see a problem with them being different and having an eccentric upbringing. It’s fascinating and fantastic. But it’s about [teaching them] humility more than anything. Teaching them to be respectful—to make eye contact and say ‘Yes, ma’am’ and ‘Yes, sir,’” he says. “You can still be a diva and be humble. Mariah is a perfect example of that.”
Being that his marriage to Mariah seemed to end relatively nicely, you would think he would be more optimistic about giving it another go. But he’s looking at things differently these days, even suggesting that being married goes against basic human nature.
“When you can be blissful in [a marriage], it’s beautiful. Embrace it for the time that you have it, because it’s not easy. In human nature, we’re supposed to be selfish… We’re constantly moving, constantly changing and evolving. To expect someone to do that with you is kind of absurd.”
Despite not being so sold on the idea of marriage anymore, he still describes himself as a hopeless romantic…just one who has a hard time trusting people.
“I’ve rarely let people that close to me. A lot of it comes with me having trust issues. I’ve been that way since grade school. I don’t trust many people,” he says. “Who knows where I’ll be when I’m 60. At 35, I’m not even looking to be in a relationship.”
So maybe there’s some George Clooney hope there.
But for now, he’s working on being by himself. You may remember that he recently told Ellen he’s practicing celibacy for now.
He also posted this quote on his Instagram.
“I never ever in my life want to have to… how do I say this the right way…” he trails off, thinking carefully about his choice of words. “Not to say that I was bogged down [in my marriage], because I wasn’t by any means, but I like being able to make my own decisions and come and go as I please.”
You can read the rest of Cannon’s DuJour interview and check out the spread here.
After Split From Mariah, Nick Cannon Says He’s Been Practicing Celibacy: “I’m Trying To Work On Myself”
Mariah Carey may have bounced back from her split from Nick Cannon to find love again with billionaire boyfriend, James Packer, but Cannon says he’s taking a break from dating and doing some work on himself. That work includes taking a break from sex. So despite the people you may have heard that Cannon has been seen with or heard he’s been hanging around with within the last year (Amber Rose, Nicole Murphy, etc.), his attention is on his kids and himself.
Cannon shared all this while sitting down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When DeGeneres asked Cannon if he’d met Carey’s new man, Cannon said that he hadn’t, but would like to soon enough.
“I haven’t, I want to, though. I think that would be cool. It’s still like, we’ve all talked about it and stuff. It seems like it’s cool.”
But when asked if he was out here looking for love, Cannon said that was the last thing on his mind.
“I’m not ready for that. I’m not. You going to hook me up with somebody, Ellen?”
When DeGeneres insisted that he had to be out here getting his mack on, the 35-year-old Chiraq star insisted that he just has friends and nothing more. No fooling around of any sort, including sex. “I’m being celibate. I’m trying to work on myself. No sex right now.”
He continued, “I mean I have friends, and we hang out, but I’m not ready to do anything seriously, especially because I’m really trying to make sure I can establish being in my kids life and working. I’m always so busy, so if I’m not working, they’re my number one priority.”
This year will mark the first Christmas Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrate after divorcing. And like some moms and dads, that doesn’t mean they’ll set aside their family traditions.
The singer recently sat down with E News! while promoting her new children’s book “All I Want for Christmas” in New York, and opened up about their plans for the holidays.
Mariah says the twins, Monroe and Moroccan, have already written their letters to Santa. “Santa Claus comes every year and real reindeer are there, of course, as well. [We have] too many traditions to name! We go on a two-horse open sleigh and spend Christmas in Aspen usually so I can have a white Christmas, so it’s really nice,” she explained.
As far as how she and Nick plan to co-parent through the special time of year, she says, “I think we’re all just learning as we go. We’re doing the best we can, and it’s all about the kids. That’s it!”
Nick reciprocated her same thoughts in an interview with Howard Stern recently, expressing his happiness over her new relationship with James Packer. “That’s awesome, isn’t it? It happened a lot faster than you thought,” he told Stern who confessed he thought it was all a little bit fast. However, Nick promised he’s just glad to see her doing well. “As long as she’s happy and my children are happy.”
Nick says family comes first. “[I see them] all the time! We’re in the same city together,” he explained. “My house is more in the suburbs, and they’re in the city. We hang out all the time.”
He added, “You know what’s really cool, and I love this, and my daughter will be like, ‘I don’t want to sleep here! I want to go sleep at my other house.’ So we’ll just put her in the car and drive her to Mom’s house. Like even Thanksgiving, it was really cool because we all had Thanksgiving together…At the end of the night my son was like, ‘Yo! I want to go with you!’ And my daughter was like, ‘I’ll see you tomorrow! Come pick me up in the morning.’ So we had a boys night!”
To put Hip Hop allegiances in the simplest of terms, if you’re from the East Coast, you’re a Biggie fan and if you’re from the West, Tupac is your fave. And if you’re from the Midwest, like myself you have the pleasant task of choosing.
When it came to me and my house, we were Tupac fans. I was a child of the ’90’s and I enjoyed the passion and energy of his music and more than any other rapper of that era he just seemed to be saying the right things…sometimes. In addition to warning women that the underground just “don’t stop for hoes,” and telling Biggie “That’s why I f–ked your b–ch,” he was also telling women to keep their heads up and asking men why we don’t respect them. What male rapper was talking about misogyny in the ’90’s, even if he himself often fell victim to it? Before Tupac became a part of Death Row, he was a product of the Black Panther teachings and from the time he was a young teenager, he was speaking out against White supremacy and injustice.
He was a conflicted soul to say the least. And what saddens me the most about Tupac’s short life is that if he’d had the opportunity to live and mature a little bit longer, he could have done even more great things in the world, revolutionary things.
Sadly, that’s just not how the cookie crumbled.
If you can’t tell already, I have great respect for Pac so when I hear people compare others to him, my antennas perk up.
And that’s what they did this weekend when Nick Cannon said this.
Damn right I said it! The level of talent, passion, and artistic ability that this young man possesses makes @ChrisBrownOfficial a true legend amongst legends. A lot of times we don't realize or acknowledge our treasures while we still have them with us. We wait until they are gone to appreciate their power. Think about how much everyone attacked MJ and 2Pac while they were alive… I don't think I have ever witnessed someone more gifted, who has overcome so much and still growing and learning daily. My Prayers go up for this dude everyday. @ChrisBrownOfficial #Respect #Legend #Loyalty #Love #Artist #Proud #Men
I wish I were mature enough to ignore this. I wish I could just dismiss this as the trolling it likely was and keep moving on with my day. But by golly, I just cannot. It’s too far fetched to ignore.
And I don’t say that because Pac and Michael were saints and Chris Brown isn’t. None of these men were or are perfect, just like the rest of us. But I was always good at grouping like objects and if you ask me, all three of these men, while they share some qualities as artists, are quite different from each other.
Aside from the fact that each of these men were both talented and controversial, there are really no further similarities to me.
When I think about Michael Jackson, I think about a consummate entertainer who had laser like focus and an almost unnatural work ethic. That’s what made him legendary. Of all the archival footage that I’ve watched of Michael Jackson, none of it shows him off his game. His ability to inspire, astound and entertain is unmatched. And as someone who’s followed a majority Chris Brown’s career, I can’t say the same for him.
And I root for Chris Brown. I desperately want him to win but I’m also honest enough to acknowledge that he lets too much nonsense get in the way of making his music and perfecting his art. There have literally been times on stage when Chris will stop dancing and stop singing to talk about his relationship drama. Michael would never.
Perhaps Nick was trying to say that he was more Tupac in that regard. You know, the bad boy. But nah. We’re talking legends here. One who proved himself over decades and another who was actually about challenging people and improving the community. While both Chris and Pac have some pretty hurtful and harmful songs directed against women, Pac, at least, had some content and some views and opinions to counter that. I can’t recall a time when I heard Chris speak about community uplift or sing a song about the worth of women, outside of sex or romantic affection. And that’s fine. He doesn’t have to, but that’s what makes him different, in very fundamental ways, from Tupac. Maybe Chris will get there one day but as of now, he’s just not on that level.
But he still has time.
More than anything I don’t know why we always have to compare artists and people. There will never be another Michael or Pac. And the two didn’t get together in some alternate universe to send us Chris Brown in place of their absence. He’s different and different is quite alright.
But that’s just me, perhaps I’m too in my feelings to see this clearly.
Does anyone else think that Michael Jackson + Tupac = Chris Brown?
Mariah Carey may be off the market, again.
The 45-year-old songstress was spotted in Capri, Italy, holding hands with Australian billionaire, James Packer.
The two, have reportedly been staying on Packer’s yacht in Cannes and St. Tropez. Packer, who happens to be worth $4.7 billion and the fourth wealthiest person in Australia, has been pursuing Mimi for the last few months.
Multiple reports have emerged the new couple. However, this is the first public outing for Mariah and James.
Mariah and her ex-husband Nick Cannon filed for divorce 7 months ago.
Well, go head Mariah! Live your life and have some fun!
— Red Nose Day USA (@RedNoseDayUS) May 21, 2015
You’ve probably noticed #RedNoseDay trending on Twitter today. But exactly is Red Nose Day? It is originally a British tradition, first launched 30 years ago, that helps to fight child poverty. The United Kingdom has raised more than $1 billion from the telecast, which, according to British Council, takes place every two years in the Spring.
“Money raised during the Red Nose Day campaign goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which then distributes grants to charities that benefit children and young people,” the campaign’s main web site said. “All of the grant money distributed by the Red Nose Day Fund will be given to a variety of nonprofit organizations that transform children’s lives.”
Red Nose Day UK was an idea that came to Richard Curtis, a scriptwriter best known for his work on Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, in response to the severe famine in Ethiopia during the 80’s.
According to Curtis, “it will be funny and entertaining while giving viewers the opportunity to pitch in to help kids in the US and around the globe,” according to The Guardian.
Half of the donated money will be spent at home, in the U.S., while the other half will be spent on some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Now, the event is coming overseas to the United States. Airing on Thursday (tonight) on NBC at 8 pm ET, Red Nose Day will be a star-studded three-hour TV event. Expect to see Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris, Jodie Foster, Julianne Moore, Coldplay, Kim Kardashian and more. The network is hoping the fundraising telecast will become a new franchise.
As part of the promotional build-up to tonight’s event, NBC.com is hosting a 24-hour “dance-a-thon”live stream hosted by Nick Cannon at the NBC Experience Store in 30 Rock that launched at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Time to dig out that old Rudolph costume! If you put on that big red nose, and post it on social media, the Gates Foundation will donate $25 for children living in poverty. And the Gates Foundation, a non-profit founded by Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, will donate $25 for every big red nose photo posted on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #RedNose25.
Up until now, Mariah Carey has been very quiet about her separation and pending divorce between she and her husband Nick Cannon. She’s dodged paparazzi questions, kept her comments out of the tabloids and didn’t have any visible tattoos removed.
Today, though, it looks like Mariah is ready to talk…or sing about the end of her union in a new song “Infinity.”
And while she’ll probably say publicly that it has nothing to do with the father of her children, anyone who knows better can see that this song is full of shade.
Check out some of the lyrics below.
Why You Mad?
Talkin’ bout you’re mad
Could It be that you just lost the best you’ve ever had?
Boy you actin’ so corny like fritos
Wouldn’t have none of that without me though
I was yours eternally
There’s an end to infinity
Why you trying to play like you’re so grown
Everything you own
Boy, you still owe
Listen to the full song, in this lyric video and let us know what you think about this song? Pass or play?