Nick Cannon announced his return to radio on Tuesday (Sept. 8) after being plagued by controversy in recent months over making anti-Semitic remarks.
“I’m extremely blessed and humbled, and have an incredibly meaningful opportunity to use my public platform to spread love, positivity and understanding,” Cannon said in a statement.
“I’ve come away these past few weeks with a much broader perspective on the Jewish plight throughout history, some lifelong friendships, and a newfound purpose for uniting the Black and Jewish communities of all generations to combat the systemic racism and injustices that continue to plague our world today,” he continued. “My work has just begun, and I look forward to continuing my journey toward further enlightenment.”
Earlier this summer, Cannon’s business relationship with ViacomCBS was terminated following racist anti-Semitic he made during an interview with Public Enemy‘s Professor Griff during an episode of his podcast Cannon’s Class.
After first demanding ownership of his long-running improv show Wild ‘N Out from the parent company, the star took a step away from his professional commitments in mid-July to focus on learning from Jewish community leaders, which he announced in a contrite Facebook post at the time.
He also sat down for a wide-ranging chat with Kanye West last week at the rapper’s sprawling Wyoming ranch, in which Cannon addressed the topic of religion as well as musings on politics, family, money and more.
Cannon’s nationally-syndicated radio show airs every weekday via SkyView Networks. He will also be returning as the host of Nick Cannon Mornings on Power 106 LA, and is currently in pre-production as host for the upcoming Season 4 of FOX’s The Masked Singer.