Watch: Nick Cannon shares spoken word poetry on Oscar (Grant) – USA TODAY
Nick Cannon, the same entertainer who promoted his album White People Music in whiteface, has a sincere message onÃ‚Â race and the Oscars.
Yeah, we didn’t see that coming, either.
In a black-and-white video Sunday, Cannon shared spoken word poetry about black suffering.
Damn! Look what they did to Oscar.Ã‚Â Nah, not another trophy rant. I’m talking Oscar Grant, Sandra Bland, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray.
He went on, addressing talks about Oscar boycotts:
It’s blasphemous, don’t get distracted by these lottery tickets and statues.Ã‚Â
It’s just fake gold and plastic…Ã‚Â We crying for votes but how many of us is on the board.
Better yet, when’s the last time you showed up and supported the NAACP Awards?Ã‚Â I want what’s mine, not yours.
He had this to say about host Chris Rock:
Talent and brilliance? Hands down, man we got that (explicit).Ã‚Â
That’s why I told Chris, man go ‘head and rock that (explicit).
You got the Juice now…
Hell yeah, I’m gonna watch that ceremony where they gonna let a black man be the Master for at least two hours.Ã‚Â
He ended his poem with the hashtag #Dontbedistracted.