In a new interview, the 38-year-old rapper says that Travis’ decision to have a baby with the makeup mogul ‘wasn’t for the culture.’
Nick Cannon has made it clear that he’s not supporting Travis Scott (II)‘s decision to headline the upcoming Super Bowl LIII. In an interview with Raquel Harper during a “Raq Rants” episode, the 38-year-old rapper accuses the “Sicko Mode” hitmaker of not supporting black culture for accepting the headlining gig.
“I’m team [Colin] Kaepernick all day,” he says, before explaining why he isn’t mad at Big Boi, who is also tapped as a headliner, for accepting the gig. “I call it cultural equity. So we’re not mad at Big Boi for being on the Super Bowl — he’s for the people. But for someone like Travis Scott, he’s got to walk gingerly.”
Raquel then asks him what Travis will need to do in order to prove that he’s “for the people,” to which Nick responds, “It’s more about truly having integrity to who you are in your music, your art form, the people you choose to interact with, the people you choose to procreate with,” referring to Travis’ relationship with Kylie Jenner. The couple shares a daughter, Stormi Webster.
Talking about Travis’ decision to have a child with the makeup mogul, Nick adds, “That decision wasn’t for the culture, but we’re not mad at you!” He then clarifies that he doesn’t have anything against Kylie or any white women, saying, “I love white women, let’s set the record straight. But that’s the thing, it’s cultural equity at the end of the day.”
Travis has yet to respond to the criticism, but a source close to the “Butterfly Effect” spitter claims to HollywoodLife.com that he isn’t thrilled to know that Nick blasts his relationship with Kylie. “Travis doesn’t care what Nick has to say about him. He does care that he talked about Kylie. That wasn’t cool,” so the source notes. “To Travis the Super Bowl halftime show is an opportunity that not many people get to do. He is doing the performance for him.”