Nick Cannon has a theory on why some Black men date white woman, and it has to do with the man’s level of success.
On Jan. 28, “The Masked Singer” host spoke on the topic with the Nation of Islam’s Rizza Islam, a 29-year-old from Compton, Calif. They spoke on Cannon’s “NCredible Conversations” podcast and had opposite opinions.
“Let’s get to it. No more beating around the bush,” said Cannon in the first few seconds of the interview. “Why I can’t be with a white woman? I don’t eat pork but god d–n the white women.”
Then Cannon got serious and asked what love has to do with skin color, and Islam said the Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan teaches that love is divine and supersedes race, so the two agreed on that point.
But Islam also placed emphasis on the words “not ideal” to describe how he believes white women aren’t the right match for Black men because of children.
“If you want to have the best of another Black man, you have to have a Black man and a Black woman to have a Black child,” Islam explained.
Cannon then chimed in and used the forbidden fruit theory as a reason why some Black men seek out Caucasian women.
“White women are looked at as success,” he stated. “In America, we see a white woman, ‘I couldn’t have you, my daddy couldn’t have you, my granddaddy couldn’t have you, I would get killed even looking at you.’ So now if I play for the NBA I want ’em all.”
“At times I believe once you get money I’m not following anybody else’s rules,” added Cannon. “I’m going to love who I want to love.”
Islam then made the point that since Black women have historically stuck with Black men when they were mistreated by society, it’s wrong for those same men to seek a relationship outside of their race once they’re doing well.
Throughout his career, Cannon has dated all kinds of women, including Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Selita Ebanks, Kim Kardashian, Jessica White, Meagan Good and Eva Marcille. He was also married to Mariah Carey, who he has two children with, from 2008-2016.
You can see Cannon and Islam’s full conversation below.