Nick Cannon: “I Ain’t Voting Until Black Lives Matter” – ‘Howard Stern Show’ Audio
Nick Cannon said on “The Howard Stern Show” on Monday that he’s not voting in the upcoming presidential election because of the Black Lives Matter movement. Listen to audio below.
Cannon is heading to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to participate in a march for peace, and will be involved in a similar event at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. But he admitted to Stern that he doesn’t plan on casting a vote for president, despite his activism. “I ain’t voting until black lives matter,” the star declared, saying, “There’s a segment of the community that actually don’t care about voting because they’re too concerned with staying alive.”
He went on, “I don’t care if it’s Hillary [Clinton] or [Donald] Trump — ain’t sh*t gonna change.” Cannon also said election results are fixed by the “powers that be,” though he encouraged people to vote in local elections. And all that said, the star did show a preference for one candidate. “If Hillary does become the president, that is a good representation for America, because that’s all the presidency really is — a figurehead who represents,” he told Stern.
During the conversation, Cannon also defended “#BlackLivesMatter” from “#AllLivesMatter” criticism. The “America’s Got Talent” host noted that showing the value of the black community does not lessen the worth of any other group. Or as he put actually put it, “When I say ‘save the whales’ that don’t mean f*ck all the other fish in the ocean!”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cannon spoke about co-parenting his twins with Mariah Carey, and insisted that money issues are not holding up their divorce. And of the singer’s engagement to James Packer, he insisted, “To see her happy is outstanding.” Listen below.