Nick Cannon, one of the most consistent celebrities at the fore of the Movement for Black Lives, appears not to be so progressive on abortion, giving several recent interviews in which he likens the procedure to “real genocide,” parroting similar comments made by Ben Carson on the campaign trail last year.
Specifically, Cannon, 36, called out Planned Parenthood during an interview he did with The Breakfast Club last week. He then doubled down on his comments Friday when he said that the women’s health organization practiced “modern-day eugenics” and “population control.”
“Think about all the stuff [Hillary and Bill Clinton] did with Planned Parenthood and all that type of stuff. That type of stuff is to take our community—and forget gentrification; it’s real genocide, and it’s been like that for years,” he said to Charlamagne tha God and his co-hosts.“This system is not built for us. This is not our land. I appreciate it. I love it, wouldn’t want to live nowhere else. But this wasn’t designed for our people.”
The host of America’s Got Talent, Wild N Out and Caught on Camera as well as chair of Teen Nick, confirmed that he also has his own bambino on the way during the show.
“God said be fruitful and multiply. I’m doing the Lord’s work out there,” he said.
Cannon is no longer with pregnant girlfriend Brittany Bell, a former Miss Arizona winner. He is already father to 5-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-wife Mariah Carey.