Nick Cannon Leaves of "America's Got Talent" Fiasco Behind Host "Lip Sync Battle Shorties"
Out with the old and in with the new.
Nick Cannon to the left of NBC's America's Got Talent in February, after a joke made on a Show of stand-up comedy special was considered inappropriate by the network. Cannon was accused of being a breach of contract, but instead of waiting for the network to the law, to stop smoking.
"I was going to be punished for a joke," he wrote on Facebook at the time. "This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my "team" that NBC believed that he was in breach of contract because he had belittled his brand. I find myself in a dark place to have to make a decision that I wish I didn't have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community will not be silenced, controlled, or treated like a piece of property. There is No amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity."
But all those who work in your favor. The Wild 'N Out star, apparently, has signed a new hosting gig on Nickelodeon for the show as Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a kid-friendly version of LL Cool J's popular Lip Sync Battles from the series on Spike TV.
In each episode, three children must customize their performances by coming up with your own costume, choreography, staging and songs. The contestants get a little help from the Shorties Dance Crew, a 10 people, in the house of the backup dancers in the crew that are well versed in everything from breakdance to ballroom dancing. Each episode also features a special celebrity appearance and the final performance of all children.
YouTube star JoJo Siwa serves as Cannon's co-host and provides comments on the proceedings.
The initial sequel debuted as a special last year and has earned more than 20 million views in Nickelodeon YouTube channel.
Lip Sync Battle Shorties plans to return with Halloween and special parties before the first 10-episode season launches in early 2018.