Nick Cannon has sat down to speak to a Rabbi on his podcast after he was sacked for ‘anti-Semitism’.
The rapper was fired by Viacom over comments he made on Cannon’s Class about ‘bloodlines that control everything’.
He has now released a new episode in which he speaks to Rabbi Abraham Cooper in a bid to explain himself.
In a teaser clip Nick acknowledges he ‘made a lot of people mad’, saying the black community were unhappy with him apologising.
Cooper tells him that the Jewish community are concerned about whether he is being ‘sincere’ with his apology, and said he believed that Nick was.
The Wild N’ Out host continues: ‘I believe hate is very contagious, I don’t have a hatred towards any group of people but especially Jewish people because I feel there’s such a connection.
‘You know where that common hate for the black community and the Jewish community comes from? White supremacy.’
He went on: ‘You don’t have to be white to practice white supremacy, that’s what you and I hate.’
Nick also sparked controversy when he addressed the ideals of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and spoke about theories that melanin ‘comes with soul’ and that those who don’t lack it were forced to act out of ‘fear, low self-esteem and had to be savages’.
In a statement released to Deadline, a representative for ViacomCBS said: ‘ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism.’
‘We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast Cannon’s Class on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,’ they continued.
‘While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologise for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him.’
In the wake of his firing, rapper Diddy publicly reached out on Instagram offering him a position at his music cable network Revolt TV.
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