Nick Cannon: Travis Scott Having A Baby With Kylie Jenner Wasn't For The Culture
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Travis Scott is still catching heat for deciding to perform with Maroon 5 at the upcoming Super Bowl in Atlanta. However, ATL rap legend Big Boi hasn't been chastised as much as Travis for agreeing to take the gig too.
That one-sided backlash is likely due to Scott's dismissive comments about black activists protesting over the 2014 death of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson. Travis Scott was also caught up in some bad press surrounding articles suggesting he got the blessing of Colin Kaepernick, which the former NFL quarterback's girlfriend, Nessa Diab, denied ever happened.
The Masked Singer host Nick Cannon appeared to co-sign that criticism for the "Sicko Mode" performer during a sit down with Raquel Harper's Raq Rants show. Cannon was asked about the Colin Kaepernick/Travis Scott controversy.
"I'm team Kaepernick all day," declared Cannon. "I call it cultural equity. We not mad at Big Boi for being on the Super Bowl. He's for the people. But for someone like a Travis Scott, he gotta walk more gingerly."
He added, "It's more about truly having integrity, to who you are in your music, in your art form. The people you choose to interact with. The people you choose to procreate with... That decision [to have a baby with Kylie Jenner] wasn't for the culture, but we not mad at you."
Cannon was once romantically linked to Jenner's older sister Kim Kardashian. The Drumline actor also said, "I love white women. Let's set the record straight. But that's the thing, it's cultural equity at the end of the day."