The piece allegedly questions his mental health and claims ex-wife Mariah Carey will petition for custody of their children.
Nick Cannon is condemning the National Enquirer over what he claims is a false article the tabloid is preparing to run, threatening a slander and defamation lawsuit.
On Tuesday (Feb. 21), Cannon shared an image of text on Instagram saying, "The National Enquirer is preparing an article reporting Nick Cannon has suffered a nervous breakdown and his erratic behavior has given ex-wife Mariah Carey little choice but to petition for custody of their children."
The alleged article goes on to claim Cannon burned bridges with NBC executives on the set of America's Got Talent, which he announced he would be leaving earlier this month. In a lengthy Facebook post, Cannon then said his departure was over a racial joke he made in a recent Showtime stand-up special that did not sit well with NBC. "I will not be silenced," he wrote .