NBC Responds To Nick Cannon Quitting America’s Got Talent

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Nick Cannon came out and announced that he would be quitting America’s Got Talent after hosting the show for eight seasons. The reason behind his departure, according to Nick, was that NBC had threatened to let him go anyway because he’d made a racial joke about the network, and he wanted to beat them to the punch.

They’re calling BS, however.

Per PageSix, NBC execs were “blindsided” by Nick’s announcement, and say they never even threatened to fire Nick. They also say he’ll likely run into legal problems if he tries to leave for real.

Yikes, I wonder how this is all going to work out.