Nick Cannon broke down what happened when Azealia Banks broke down on her episode of Wild 'N Out.
“It’s funny because she actually broke down. And I was like, ‘Yo, anything you don’t want to air, let me know and we won’t do it," said Nick on Everyday Struggle. “She said it right there, she was like ‘That’s very anti-black.’ I was like, ‘Yo that’s not what I’m about, but if you feel that way, I’ll take it out.’”
Nick then said that Azealia's hurt was attached to a deeper issue.
"But really you understand that comes from self-hurt and self-hatred within, and then she exudes it out,” he explained. “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 rapper, actor and stand-up comedian also said Azealia and her handlers just weren't prepared for the show.
"Ultimately what it was, she was just embarrassed,” he said. “When she came on, it was fair game. So we played the 'So Petty’ game. And what happened was she didn’t, whether she was a fan of the show or didn’t know what was going on, she was a deer in the headlights.”
And as far as how he felt about Azealia poking fun at his Lupus condition, Nick said it didn't phase him at all.
“That was silly,” he said. “My feelings can’t get hurt.”
This is the second time in days that Nick spoke on Azealia's Wild 'N Out visit. Earlier this week, he thanked her for giving the show such high ratings.
What do you think about what Nick said about Azealia's complexion and dating white men?