Nick Cannon took to Facebook to say he’s done with “America’s Got Talent" after NBC threatened to fire him over a joke he made during his comedy special, which aired on Showtime on Feb. 10.
The TV host continued, “It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand.”
The star said the comment in question was “a joke about my own race” and he said the network was trying to “silence and control” him.
“There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity,” he wrote. “… So I wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season but I [cannot] see myself returning.”
Cannon said he “will easily walk away from the millions of dollars” being offered to him by the network.
The star has hosted “AGT” since 2009.