Nick Cannon is reluctant to vote for either candidate
On Monday morning, Nick Cannon spoke to “Access Hollywood Live” in an interview covering the current election season as well as the Black Lives Matter movement.
In addressing critics of the Black Lives Matter movement, Cannon specifically decried the idea that the movement was exclusionary, saying, “No one ever said only ‘black lives matter.’”
“It’s a cry out for help, we are saying Black Lives Matter, too,” Cannon told Niecy Nash and Nina Parker. “People always say ‘I am mad and tired about hearing about Black Lives Matter.’ We’re mad that we have to keep saying it. It is ultimately trying to drive attention towards the issue. It’s a problem about social injustice and criminal injustice.”
“I will definitely be voting in my local election. The pageantry of the presidency, I am not really for that,” he said. “I feel that local government is specific to our community. A lot of people get up there and argue and debate about Hillary or Donald Trump and then you ask them who their city councilman is, and they say ‘I don’t know’.”
Still, he encouraged everyone to exercise their right to vote: “There is lot of people that died and fought for the right to vote. Me personally, I don’t like the pageantry of it, it’s a popularity contest.”