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Nick Cannon Says His Publishing Rights Being Signed Away For $10K As A Teenager Was 'One Of The Biggest Lessons'

One of Nick Cannon’s biggest learning lessons was losing his publishing rights as a teenager.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 12, 2023

'I Don't Want Your Money' — Nick Cannon Explains Why He Declined NBC's Offer To Double His Salary On 'America's Got Talent'

It seems that Nick Cannon has no regrets about stepping away from “America’s Got Talent” or “AGT.”

Samantha Dorisca

May 3, 2023

Nick Cannon Explains Why He Turned Down The 'ATL' Role That T.I. Says Paid Him $85K

Over the course of his acting career, Nick Cannon has starred in his fair share of “blassics” — classic Black films — from “Drumline” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” to “Roll Bounce.” However, for the latter role, the entertainer has shared that he turned down another popular movie to make it happen.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 26, 2023

Did You Know That Nick Cannon's Great-Grandmother Is A Groundbreaking Community Leader & Activist?

Nick Cannon has come a long way from being a child star. The actor-turned-rapper-turned-mogul — who got his start on the hit Nickelodeon show “All That” (a show which also first graced us with the talents of Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson) — has certainly made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Recently, AfroTech reported that he opened up a Wild N’Out-themed sports bar in San Diego, CA. He also recently wiped out the student debts of HBCU students , completed Nipsey Hussle’s Dr. Sebi documentary, and even went back to school to earn his degree after he became famous. But, as he recently told AfroTech, it’s all just a part of a hard day’s work. “When I was in high school, I was looking up to guys like Diddy who could diversify and market himself. We see what he’s done and the opportunities he’s created and made for so many of us. Every time I looked up, as much as I knew I wanted to entertain, I was always wanting to be a guy that was kinda moving the pieces behind...

Nick Cannon Recalls Blowing Through $200K Gifted To Him By Will Smith: 'I Thought I Had Made It'

Nick Cannon is being very transparent about his past relationship with money early on in his career. The entertainer recently detailed how he blew straight through a hefty check he once received as a gift from Will Smith. He explained how he went broke even after the veteran actor blessed him with a check in the amount of $200,000 and financial advice. “Will found me at like 17, and by the time I was 18, the check came in, and at the time, I remember Will had a red Range Rover. And I was like ‘I want a black one,’” Cannon recalled during an appearance on Angela Yee’s “Money Pie” series. “And he’s the biggest movie star in the world, and this is ’98, end of ’98.”

Shanique Yates

Jun 3, 2022

T-Pain Switches Lanes With The Announcement Of A New Venture — 'I'm Officially A Restaurant Owner'

T-Pain is following a new calling as the rap veteran and entertainer is now a restaurant owner. “I DID IT BOIS!!!! Im officially a restaurant owner. Got my keys today and I’m scared as sh&%. BUT! I can no longer ignore the paths God has set for me just because I don’t understand or I’m scared,” T-Pain wrote on Instagram.

Samantha Dorisca

May 9, 2022

After Saying He Turned It Into A 'Billion-Dollar Business,' Nick Cannon Opens Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar In San Diego

If it is on Nick Cannon’s bucket list, he seems to always deliver. As AfroTech just told you, the television personality and entrepreneur announced his new business venture for the “billion-dollar” Wild ‘N Out franchise, a new sports bar in his hometown of San Diego, CA. “I am opening up a Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar, it would be our second one. Now we’re doing the true flagship one in my hometown of San Diego that opens this month,” Nick Cannon told AfroTech. Nick Cannon’s business is now up and running and the star celebrated the official launch of Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade in late February. The 4,000-square-foot attraction is two stories and will become a home for comedians and DJs. In fact, guests can expect special appearances from Nick Cannon and the Wild ‘N Out crew. “It’s a beautiful opportunity to be able to open this up and to have people come out from the community and show love,” Cannon said, according to FOX 5 San Diego. “To really have the people that I came up...

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 3, 2022

As An Artist And Astronaut Heading To Space, Jesse Forte's On A Mission To Inspire Black Boys And Girls

Space is for everyone and this artist is here to prove it! Movies can be instrumental in planting seeds that will eventually lead to purpose. This was the case for emerging artist and author Jesse Forte (Jforte), who became fascinated by Buzz Lightyear’s character from “Toy Story.” With a nudge from a fifth-grade teacher, Forte believed he could reach “Infinity and Beyond!” Decades later, the multi-talented creative finally secured his big start in July 2021. After applying to various analog astronaut missions around the world, Jforte became a part of the Lunares Research team in Poland in 2021. Now, Jforte is preparing for his second analog training and hopes to be amongst the stars within the next 18 to 20 months. “Letting the young kids from around the world — especially little Black girls and boys that look like me — see that it’s possible for a brother with melanin dripping from his veins with dreads and gold chains to go to space. I want them to say ‘If he can do it, I can...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 28, 2022

Exclusive: Nick Cannon Talks Turning 'Wild 'N Out' Into A 'Billion-Dollar Business,' Music And More

It’s no secret that Nick Cannon has proven himself as a multi-hyphenate businessman. The actor, musician, producer, and television personality got his early start in the late 90s starring on Nickelodeon hit series “All That,” where he also became the youngest staff writer in television history, according to Biography. He later went on to star in the self-titled “ Nick Cannon Show” and Black staples “Drumline” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” by the early 2000s. Nick Cannon’s early introduction to the entertainment industry was a snapshot of his bright future ahead — from “Wild ‘N Out” to “America’s Got Talent,” “The Masked Singer,” and more, he made his mark. In 2009, he even launched his own multi-media company NCredible Entertainment. But, who inspired him to reach these heights? “When I was in high school, I was looking up to guys like Diddy who could diversify and market himself. We see what he’s done and the opportunities he’s created and made for so many of us. Every time I...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 14, 2022

These Celebrities Went Back To School To Earn Their Degree After They Became Famous

When Megan Thee Stallion announced she was going back to school, fans of the Hip-Hop superstar were shocked at the announcement. After all, what would be the need for her to go back to school when her career on the charts was in full swing? But, as AfroTech previously reported, that’s exactly what she’s doing. She’s attending Texas Southern University as of this writing and plans to finish her degree in healthcare administration. Additionally, she’s making it easier for other Black women to go to school to pursue their dreams: in addition to making a huge donation toward a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to attend the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University (LIU), she’s opening up her own healthcare facility for recent graduates to work at, as well. “Come and get your experience over here,” Megan told Glamour. “Generations taking care of generations, making people feel like they are still at home, still with their families.” But Megan Thee...

B. Simone Reportedly Earned Around $30K By Charging Instagram Users To Join Her 'Close Friends'

One thing’s for certain, two things for sure, folks will always have something to say about B. Simone. In the latest news, the social media influencer and entrepreneur has been on the receiving end of social media backlash after she began charging fans $10 to be added to her “close friends” on Instagram. “VIP ONLY. If you aren’t on my close friends you are truly missing out,” B. Simone shared in a video on IG. “I’m heading to Mexico in two days you don’t wanna miss this! All my vacation footage be on my close friends. LINK IN BIO! You will be added within 48 hours. Good luck.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Billionaire B 💰 (@thebsimone) Quickly following the post, social media users took to the net to slam the “Wild’N Out” actress and began to accuse her of scamming her fans. “Something is seriously wrong with social media influencers,” one user noted. “They love to capitalize and profit off of poor people.” Another user said, “Just hope people ain’t this damn...

Shanique Yates

Oct 7, 2021

Nick Cannon Wipes Out Student Debt Of Seven HBCU Students

Nick Cannon surprised seven college students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by agreeing to wipe out their student debt on “The Nick Cannon Show.” The television personality — who recently graduated from Howard University in 2020 — shared the brightest minds attend HBCUs, but crippling student debt can be a jarring obstacle students face upon their graduation. “I am so proud to be a part of an incredible legacy of HBCU graduates. Historically Black Colleges and Universities have played a pivotal role in developing some of the brightest minds and influencers of our time but the next generation of college students are concerned that the price of their education may be a little too high,” Cannon revealed in the opening segment. Seven HBCU students had the opportunity to share their testimonials which compelled them to attend an HBCU. Homelessness, toxic home environments and more were cited as personal struggles serving as the stepping stone for their...

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 30, 2021

Here's What Nick Cannon's Six Children Stand To Inherit From His $30M Net Worth

Nick Cannon has made many wise business moves. And, he views his big family – a family which consists of six children – as his reward for all his hard work. “I come from a big family, I have several siblings, being raised in an unorthodox family by my grandparents at times, I’ve experienced such a wide range of upbringing that I have such a love and passion for kids and family. I want a big family too,” he said to The New York Daily News. “The Lord has blessed me with what I asked.” From his start as a child actor to his current role as a host and entrepreneur, Nick Cannon has made sacrifices from a very young age. And these sacrifices have more than paid off for him — and his family. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cannon’s six children stand to inherit his $30 million fortune, as of this writing. And despite the fact that he’s viewed by some as “corny,” the reality is, he’s quite well-paid for the things he does. In addition to his extensive acting and producing resumé, Cannon...