Today’s episode Everyday Struggle found Nick Cannon holding it down as a guest host. While the conversation was wide-reaching, eventually, Cannon opens up about the whole Azealia Banks debacle, in which she accused Wild N’ Out being “anti-black” among other dubious claims. As there are generally two sides to every story, Nick provided his own insight into what went down. To be fair, Nick alludes that while Banks was far from the best guest on set, she was much better afterward.
“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,’” Cannon explained. “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.’” Eventually, he decides to play the armchair psychologist, speculating that Banks’ comments stemmed from a place insecurity. “In her community, cause she always talks about dating white men, she’s probably not looked at as beautiful to your other peers,” he says. “So when she hears DC Young Fly say ‘with yo ugly ass…’ He darker than her, and he uglier than her!”
He does reiterate that her and her team were properly prepared for the games on set, and that her affirmations otherwise were the result embarrassment. He proceeds to explain that he’s open to hearing f-topic subjects, using Rick Ross as an example. “No ficer Ricky shit,” he explains, “no fat jokes.” As Banks never set any boundaries, he felt everything was fair game. However, that all changed when he spoke about her breakdown.
For the full interview, be sure to check out Everyday Struggle below. Azealia Banks talk starts around the eight minute mark.