Weeks after being fired from ViacomCBS for his anti-semitic comments, Nick Cannon Wild ‘N Out show is worth $1.5 billion. Well, according to Nick and his legal team, “Wild’N Out belongs to Nick!”
But, is it really insane when you think about it. In 15 seasons Nick Cannon approximately made over $24 million dollars. That’s at least $70,000 per episode. Its YouTube channel alone is worth $17 million dollars. Combine that with television advertisement deals and the revenue everyone else involved earned, the gap to $1.5 billion decreases.
Cannon’s legal team feel the numbers add up, as they released the following statement. “If Viacom believes in growth, equality, education, then Viacom will do what is right and pay Nick what they owe, and giving him his $1.5 brand.”
“The show was created by Nick Cannon with his idea and original thought. Wild’N Out has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth,” the statement reads.
Comments made by Cannon on his podcast “Cannon’s Class” on June 30th led to the demise of his long relationship with ViacomCBS, the parent company of MTV and Nickelodeon. As result Cannon also lost his role as executive producer and chairman of TeenNick.
During the episode, Cannon stated, “It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people. When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
According to ViacomCBS, Cannon failing to “acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism”, was cause for his release. “We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds,” added ViacomCBS in a statement.
Although Cannon did Tweet stating he holds himself accountable and takes full responsibility, ViacomCBS was not satisfied.
“From the platforms he provides for other entertainers, the jobs he creates for black youth, the time he gives to mentoring incarcerated men and women, to the money he gives back and puts into communities, homelessness, and people less fortunate,” Cannon’s legal team said in a recent statement. “He is constantly evolving both spiritually and mentally, as well as, taking action in learning, education and bridging the gap within the Jewish and African American communities, so that it will allow us to build relationships, work together and learn from each other in order to move forward in equality.”