Nick Cannon Thanks Azealia Banks For “Great Ratings” After ‘Wild N’ Out’ Episode Debuts

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Nick Cannon is glad that Azealia Banks made a guest appearance on Wild N’ Out — even if she didn’t exactly have a good time. After the episode aired on MTV Friday (Aug. 24), Cannon posted a message on Instagram thanking Banks for helping bring in great ratings and for “completing the show like a strong Queen.”

“Anyone who can even come on Wildnout and show a different side of themselves and have the courage to go up against some of the funniest, rawest, and most talented individuals in the game, says a lot about ones character,” Cannon wrote on Instagram Saturday (Aug. 25). “So all the pageantry and pandemonium aside I would like to say Thank you to @azealiabanks and her team for being a part of our hit show and helping provide these great ratings. Hopefully she receives this opportunity to fly on this higher frequency of positivity and as the Great Dr. Frances Cress Welsing teaches in the Color Confrontation Theory, we as a people must learn to empower and love ourselves. So here is some Love @AzealiaBanks. ”

Last month, Banks shared her account of how things went down in what was her very first (and probably last) appearance on Cannon’s comedy show. In a nutshell, Banks said that she was bullied over her skin complexion and left the taping in tears. She also said the show set her up by telling her that she was only booked for a performance. “They planned this — hit me on short notice, told me I didn’t have to participate in the coon a** freestyle battles (not my style) and I was to sing my song and go home.”

In the episode, Banks appears most comfortable during her music performance. Pulling her out of that space proved disastrous, especially after DC Young Fly jokingly called her ugly and said that Cannon only booked her because he couldn’t get Cardi B. “Sorry, can I say that was very anti-black. I didn’t think that was funny,” Banks replied.

Read Cannon’s post to Banks below.

In the words of our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go High”. And I can honestly say I have great respect and admiration for @azealiabanks for coming back out and completing the show like a strong Queen and going High that day. Anyone who can even come on Wildnout and show a different side of themselves and have the courage to go up against some of the funniest, rawest, and most talented individuals in the game, says a lot about ones character. So all the pageantry and pandemonium aside I would like to say Thank you to @azealiabanks and her team for being a part of our hit show and helping provide these great ratings. Hopefully she receives this opportunity to fly on this higher frequency of positivity and as the Great Dr. Frances Cress Welsing teaches in the Color Confrontation Theory, we as a people must learn to empower and love ourselves. So here is some Love @AzealiaBanks ❤️🙏🏾

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