Nick Cannon
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
New Video to Increase Bullying Awareness
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
Posted By: MeanNoHarm
5/18/12 8:15 PM
4.0 star rating
374,180 votes
Login to rate this story
Stories: 2 | Jump to Story:
Views: 11,208,128 | Email Story Anonymously

In the wake of numerous incidents of bullying around the nation, Nick Cannon is taking a stand against the hate. The comedian and America's Got Talent host has released his latest video "Die Young," which he directed, from his forthcoming album. The clip takes a dramatic look at bullying and its effects by telling an all-too-familiar story: Words can actually hurt.

Cannon tells ESSENCE.com exclusively that he was inspired by the headlines and wanted to build an inspirational message for young people. He mentions that many of the stories shared reminded him of his own childhood. "I came up in the 'hood, a low-income environment, and we were poor to say the least," he says. "I was a small kid, even in high school. I was 5-foot-nothing, 80 lbs, and I was always the small kid and I wasn't the most popular. I didn't have the finer things and that made me a target a lot of times. I had to learn how to deal with it." Despite being a target for bullying, Cannon says he had his personality to fall back on to help him through rough times.

As for what he'll teach his 1-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan about bullying, the father says it's all about self-respect. "I think a lot of times when dealing with victims and bullies themselves, they don't understand the self-respect or the self-love, therefore they act. As long as you establish lots of love and lots of respect in the household, hopefully that will be the beginning to cultivate a good person."

Source: http://www.essence.com/2012/05/18/must-see-watch-nick-cannons-anti-bullying-music-video-die-young/#ixzz1vHTP2NT0



Proof of Story

No proof images submitted yet.

No proof audio submitted yet.

No proof video submitted yet.

Comments
Posted By: simpleplan | 5/21/12 1:35 PM
Congrats on your twins Nick love you on AGT
Posted By: CHRIS | 5/31/12 1:13 PM
I started watching AGT because of Howard Stern but now I know Nick and he is hilarious now I am a fan of his too.
Posted By: cc345 | 5/22/12 3:21 PM
He has an amazing personality and thats why he has the queen diva Mariah as a wife!
Story Details


Name: Nick Cannon
Age: 36
Country: United States
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Gender: Male
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Maiden Name: N/A
Relationship Status: Married
Profession: Entertainment
Education level: N/A
University: N/A
Ethnicity: Black or African American
Hair Color: N/A
Eye Color: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Tattoos: No

Chat: Enter