Embattled television host Nick Cannon has pledged his allegiance to Kanye West’s 2020 presidential campaign, “I love it!”
The Masked Singer host confirmed that he would vote for Kanye if he makes the ballot. “We need another black man in power,” Cannon told TMZ, when paparazzi caught up with him at Los Angeles International Airport.
Cannon recently made headlines for anti-Sematic comments on his podcast Cannon’s Class. During the June 30 episode he interviewed rapper Richard Griffin about his 1989 dismissal from the rap group, Public Enemy, for saying “Jews are wicked.”
During the podcast, Griffin asserted that he is hated for his past remarks and Cannon replied, “There’s no reason to be scared of anything when you’re speaking the truth.”
He has since been dismissed from executive producing and hosting MTV show Wild ‘N Out, but retained his job on Fox’s The Masked Singer. When asked about cancel culture, Cannon replied, “It shouldn’t be cancel culture, it should be counsel culture.”
Cannon is the latest celebrity to support West’s presidential candidacy, joining the ranks of outliers Elon Musk, Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, and Rose McGowan.
Plenty of other stars are baffled about his run for office. Here are the best responses:
Comedian Anthony Anderson took shots at West while guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Yeezy wants to be Preezy,” he said during his opening monologue. “This would be historic because, while this country has had a Black president, we’ve never had a crazy Black president.”
The Help’s Octavia Spencer thinks it’s time to burst Kanye’s bubble.
It’s obvious that some people live in a bubble. It’s about time to burst it. #2020vision
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) July 5, 2020
Piers Morgan was equally dismissive.
Not now, Kanye. Seriously. https://t.co/Rv7ktlNiTX
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 5, 2020
Wells Adams is straight defeated by 2020.
Everyone: 2020 can’t get any worse.
Kanye: hold my beer.
— Wells Adams (@WellsAdams) July 5, 2020
Perez Hilton thinks it’s all a publicity stunt.
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) July 5, 2020
But Paris Hilton believes she can do a better job.
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Tiffany Haddish knows she and Dave Chappell would have a solid run.
Well this just in Dave Chappelle will be my running mate #2020Vision
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) July 5, 2020
Bob Saget realized the answer is to make the White House a Full House.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) July 5, 2020
Singer-songwriter Halsey can see what Kanye’s bid really means about his mental state, tweeting that she was “disturbed” by West’s seemingly “manic episode.”
No jokes right now. I have dedicated my career to offering education and insight about bipolar disorder and I’m so disturbed by what I’m seeing. Personal opinions about someone aside, a manic episode isnt a joke. If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence.
— h (@halsey) July 21, 2020
And Singer Demi Lovato urged us all to show some compassion.
It would be nice if for once people can put down the meme making apps and pray for someone who’s struggling with mental illness. What happened to compassion?
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 21, 2020