Azealia Banks’ “Wild N Out” appearance made headlines before the episode she was featured in even premiered. Nick Cannon broke his silence on how he feels about the scandal.
This comes after the hip-hop artist took to Instagram to claim that she was the subject of ‘colorist’ comments on the funny show after star DC Young Fly made a joke that she was only there because they couldn’t get Cardi B.
She then hurled a slew of insults at host, Nick Cannon, and other comedians featured in the series.
Some fans supported her revelation but others thought that she was being too sensitive and should have never participated if she didn’t have thick skin.
Cannon explained in an interview earlier this week that her feeling probably came from self-hatred within that she exudes on the surface.
In the words of our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go High”. And I can honestly say I have great respect and admiration for azealiabanks for coming back out and… https://t.co/yuncxAlwEG
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) August 25, 2018
“You can hear it in her comments and when she speaks out. She probably has had those problems and insecurities of being a darker complexion woman. And in her community, cause she often talks about dating white men and all that stuff, she’s probably not looked at as beautiful to her other peers.”
The father of twins went to Twitter to release a statement that quoted former first lady Michelle Obama and thank Banks for being a part of the season.
“In the words of our forever first Lady Michelle Obama, ‘When they go low, we go High.’ And I can honestly say I have great respect and admiration for @azealiabanks for coming back out and completing the show like a strong queen and going high that day.Anyone who can even come on ‘Wild ‘N Out’ and show a different side of themselves and have the courage to go up against some of the funniest, rawest and most talented individuals in the game, says a lot about ones character,” he added. “So all the pageantry and pandemonium aside, I would like to say thank you to @azealiabanks and her team for being a part of our hit show and helping provide these great ratings.”
Azealia has yet to respond to the actor. What do you think about Nick Cannon’s comments?