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Nick Cannon chopped it up with Vlad Tv recently and touched on a myriad of topics, including self-hate and colorism in the Black Community. But what’s really got folks fired up is his bizarre commentary about slavery.

Many think Cannon was channeling Kanye West in order to troll folks with the following comment:

“When the physical species of … the Neanderthals or the people in Africa who were just genetically stronger in many different ways, whether it’s through the melanin in their skin, [are] able to withstand so much, they had never seen a f—ing gun before,” he explains to Vlad TV (watch via the clip above).

“And so, if it wasn’t for guns, there would be no slavery because in that sense of these people came over with guns. They was like, ‘Oh I’ll f— you up!’ until you saw this mother f—er shot me, he must be some kinda god, I gotta listen to whatever this white man says.”

“If you got an AR-15 goddammit I want the right to be able to buy one of those, too,” he says. “Now, if you don’t, if you take all the AR-15s away, I’m cool with that too.”

Cannon’s comments were seen by some as misguided.

“Slavery was around before the invention of guns,” someone commented. “This clown speaks as if it was just Blacks that was slaves. Slavery has been going on since the beginning of time.”

“This is another uneducated guess,” another said. “He sounds like Kanye. Slavery was going to happen regardless. Damn, what happened to common sense?”

“How about slavery would not exist if Africans didn’t capture other Africans and sell them???” someone else reasoned.

Do you agree with Nick’s assessment?



Article Courtesy of EURweb

First Picture Courtesy of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Second Picture Courtesy of Gerardo Mora and Getty Images

Video Courtesy of VladTV, YouTube, and EURweb

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