'White women are looked at as success,' Nick Cannon explains why Black men date outside their race

Monica Otayza
Jan 30, 2019
10:05 A.M.
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Nick Cannon has always been vocal even about the most controversial topics, that is why when he was asked about his opinion on Black men dating outside of their race, he explained his quite interesting take.


In a recent interview he had with Rizza Islam for one of his YouTube sessions, the TV host explained why he feels black women are often overlooked by men of the same race. For him, it's that "white women are looked at as success."

The Topic of Race and Relationships

Nick further explains this by saying that years back, people of color would not be able to date a white woman legally, as it was looked down upon and sparked outrage from all over the country. That is why now that they are able to do it, that's exactly what they look for in a partner.


"I couldn't have you. My daddy couldn't have you. My granddaddy couldn't have you. I would get killed even looking at you. So, now, if I play for the NBA, I want 'em all."

While Cannon's statements could have been a personal opinion, it definitely rubbed his viewers the wrong way, as a lot of them shared their disappointment and dismay over what he said.

"Mr. Cannon's 'logic' comes from black privilege. We have to stop supporting mediocre people to celebrity status in our community. Because then they can becomes spokespeople for our concerns while undermining our concerns." - Camille Naar


"This is my first time watching and posting on your channel. I was really interested in the topic as a black woman. I listened to your side of the discussion Nick as well as Brother Rizza Islam; I just wish you would have allowed Brother Rizza to speak more because he was speaking from the needs of the black race and you were speaking of yourself justifying how you live your life individually." - M S


"@nickcannon you literally rambled almost the whole video. If you wanted to just hear yourself speak, don’t invite a guest next time. I wanted to hear more from your guest speaker because the few points he was able to make (during your constant interruption as you defended yourself) were solid. And are you having this discussion on Howard University’s campus that consists of predominantly black women as you defend your stance on choosing and providing for white women? You’re a joke." - Erin Alysia

The Topic of Nick's Children and Relationships

While Cannon seems to be the one criticized for his opinions, he was also once the one criticizing his fellow hosts on controversial topics. Recently, he and his baby mama Brittany Bell called out Wendy Williams for calling their son an "oops baby."


Opening the segment peacefully, Williams asked the "Drumline" actor for his holiday plans. However, things started to go south when she hinted that he would be spending the holiday season "sleigh-riding from one house to another." This was a reference to the fact that Nick has children with two different women, first with his ex-wife Mariah Carey, and second with the former beauty queen Brittany Bell.


His baby mama, Brittany Bell, took it as an opportunity to call her out for what she said, posting a photo of her and Nick Cannon during a pre-birth photoshoot for their child. In her caption, she made sure to let people know that the photo was a throwback, but was hinting that she and Nick have actually gotten back together.


Now that it seems Nick seems to always get stuck into tricky situations such as these, he might want to tone it down a bit when it comes to his YouTube webisode topics.

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