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Nick Cannon Talks Past Antisemitic Comments: "That Process Was A Growth Moment For Me"

In an interview with AllHipHop, Nick Cannon expressed his past remarks that impacted the Jewish community.

Nick Cannon is opening up nearly three years after making antisemitic comments on his podcast, Cannon's Class. In a recent interview with AllHipHop, the Wild 'n Out creator shared how his perspective has changed since the controversial incident.

“Man, I’m going to be super honest with you, man. That process was a growth moment for me, on so many levels as a man,” he told the publication.

The 42-year-old has since teamed up with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt to combat prejudice with their 2 Hate or Not 2 Hate podcast.

“And it’s really talking about the equation of our two communities from two different perspectives,” Cannon explained. “We voice our side, or the perspective as a Black man, and then he voices his side from a Jewish man. Just even that alone is helpful and educational for both communities.”

He continued, “We can sit up here and be enraged, but if we don’t engage, what are we really doing, if we can’t even learn from one another? And clearly, we all know the issues, we all know the tropes, we all know the stereotypes.”

Cannon also expounded on his personal growth: “I’m really putting my money where my mouth is and my energy to where my heart is. To me, that situation says, ‘All right, I’m done talking. Everybody talk. Let’s figure it out, let’s solve it. What’s the problem?’”

In July 2020, Cannon apologized for his since-removed episode from Cannon's Class, where he spoke with former Public Enemy member Richard Griffin.

“While the Jewish experience encompasses more than 5,000 years and there is so much I have yet to learn, I have had at least a minor history lesson over the past few days and to say that it is eye-opening would be a vast understatement,” he tweeted at the time. “I want to express my gratitude to the Rabbis, community leaders and institutions who reached out to me to help enlighten me, instead of chastising me.”