NBC Claps Right Back at Nick Cannon After He Dragged Them on Facebook

SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11:  TV personality Nick Cannon attends The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )

NBC Claps Right Back at Nick Cannon After He Dragged Them on Facebook

The comedian/actor quit "America’s Got Talent" via social media.

Published February 14, 2017

Nick Cannon beat NBC to the punch recently when he revealed on social media that he was quitting American's Got Talent after explaining the network was threatening to fire him.

According to TMZ, NBC has fired back, with the network's execs saying they believed he had "disparaged the network."

In a lengthy Facebook post, the actor/comedian added that he decided not to return to the popular show after the network asked him to tone down his "Blackness" in his recent Showtime special.

"I wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season but I can not see myself returning," he wrote.

According to Page Six, NBC network insiders denied Cannon's claims that they were threatening to fire him following the joke. They also added that unless he is seeking legal complications due to his contract bound agreement to the show, he would likely return and not follow through with his Facebook post.

NBC network executives have also reportedly been trying to reach Cannon, but have not received an answer.

See how the comedian's fans reacted to the situation, below:

See Nick Cannon supporting Black Lives Matter in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )

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