Nick Cannon may not return for the next season of "America's Got Talent" after NBC executives considered firing him over a racial joke he told in his comedy special.
NBC and 'AGT' executives felt Nick had disparaged them and breached his contract by joking the network doesn't want him using the n-word, and insinuating it generally crushes his swagger while hosting 'AGT.'
That news upset Nick who ays he's loved hosting 'AGT' but "my soul won't allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices." He also says he doesn't care about the millions they pay him.
He adds, "I can not see myself returning." He told Howard Stern last week that he'd sue if they ever fired him over a joke.
NBC decided to let the whole joke go, but Nick is still "upset". This new stance may be news to the shows producers as Jason Raff raves about having Nick on the show in an interview this past Saturday at the 'AGT' LA Auditions. Check out full interview below.