This is after the Harlem rapper appeared on his MTV show “Wild ‘N Out” and said she was offended in one of the segments. Afterward, she dissed the cast, as well as Cannon and made light of his Lupus condition.
The actor and rapper then responded with just a few words but seemingly only to defend himself.
However, earlier this week, he posted another message and thanked Banks for coming on “Wild ‘N Out’ and giving it high ratings with her episode.
“In the words of our forever first Lady Michelle Obama, ‘When they go low, we go High,’” wrote Cannon. “And I can honestly say I have great respect and admiration for @azealiabanks for coming back out and completing the show like a strong queen and going high that day.”
“Anyone who can even come on ‘Wild ‘N Out’ and show a different side of themselves and have the courage to go up against some of the funniest, rawest and most talented individuals in the game, says a lot about ones character,” he added. “So all the pageantry and pandemonium aside, I would like to say thank you to @azealiabanks and her team for being a part of our hit show and helping provide these great ratings.”
After filming the episode, Banks said she was the victim of cruel, colorist jokes on the show during a segment called “So Petty.”
“My boy Nick Cannon is so petty, he couldn’t get Cardi B so he got Azealia’s ugly ass,” said comedian DC Young Fly.
“Sorry, can I just say, that was very anti-Black,” Azealia said in response. “I didn’t think that was funny.”
Earlier this week, Cannon sat down for an interview and gave his theory as to why Banks was so offended by DC’s words.
“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,’” he said.
“But really you understand that comes from self-hurt and self-hatred within, and then she exudes it out,” Cannon added. “You can hear it in her comments and when she speaks out. She probably has had those problems and insecurities of being a darker complexion woman. And in her community, cause she often talks about dating white men and all that stuff, she’s probably not looked at as beautiful to her other peers.”
Banks hasn’t responded to Cannon yet, not to his kind post, nor what he said about self-hate.
You can see a clip of Azealia’s “Wild ‘N Out” episode below.