Samantha Markle to Half-Sister: You’re Basically Killing Our Dad!

Samantha Markle has once again gone on the attack against her famous half-sister.

This statement is not exactly newsworthy, we know.

At this point, considering all Samantha has said about Meghan Markle, it would be more surprising if she did NOT attack the new Royal Family member.

Ever since Markle got engaged to Prince Harry, Samantha has dragged her half-sibling left and right, slamming Meghan for being ungrateful and unloving toward her own family.

(It’s here that we must note how Samantha is 17 years older than and that she didn’t grow up in the same household as Meghan and that she barely knows her.)

But even Samantha may have plummeted to a new low with her latest round of Tweets.

On Tuesday, Samantha blasted her half-sibling on Twitter, calling her out for spending the day paying tribute to Nelson Mandela and his family… yet not taking the time to talk to her very own relatives.

“How about you pay tribute to your own father?!” Samantha wrote in one tweet, actually adding:

“Enough is enough. Act like a humanitarian, act like a woman. If our father dies, it’s on you Meg!”


Well… okay then!

Tell us how you really feel, Samantha.

She made this scathing remark on the heels of Thomas Markle once again babbling to the press about his non-relationship with his famous child.

In the video below, Thomas says he’s being shunned by Meghan and that she clearly terrified of all those around her these days:

Elsewhere, Samantha dissed Meghan for “ignoring” their dad and asked her how she could even look at herself in the mirror.

These Tweets came just after Thomas Markle told TMZ that he wasn’t going to stop to the media and was “unfazed” by reports that Prince Harry and his daughter were “frustrated” with his recent interviews with both The Sun and the British morning show “Good Morning Britain.”

Heck, Thomas even bragged about he’s making the Royal Family speechless.

“Maybe I can get a laugh out of the duchess,” Thomas even told TMZ, clearly misreading the situation as much as anyone possibly can.


Thomas, of course, did not attend Meghan and Harry’s wedding.

He was recovering at the time from a heart attack and from the embarrassment of a scandal in which he admitted to paying the paparazzi for to take flattering photos of himself.

Prior to making headlines for these incidents, Thomas was living a very quiet life in Mexico, far away from the spotlight.

“My father is not an embarassmnt for loving his daughter! The Royals are an embarrassment for being so cold,” Samantha added today.

“You should be ashamed of yourselves @Kensington Royal.”


Markle took the high road and just gave a generic statement after her dad backed out of her wedding, mostly just wishing him the best.

We doubt she’ll respond here to her half-sister’s quotes or her dad’s pleading, either, despite how both have gone viral in recent days.

“I want to be a part of their life. I’d like to put our differences behind us and get together. I miss [her] very much,” Thomas told The Sun when asked over this past weekend if he had any messages for Meghan.

Again, we can’t imagine she’ll have any public message for him in response.

He concluded as follows:

“I don’t care whether she’s pissed off at me – I want to see her.

“I just want to have a father-daughter relationship. I took care of my mother the last five years of her life. My daughter said to me she would take care of me in my declining years.

“I’m not talking about money – I’m talking about taking care of me. That’s important to me.”

Thomas at least comes across as semi-sympathetic in these interviews.

Samantha Markle, conversely, comes across as semi-psychotic.


Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: Basically Broken Up!

Miley Cyrus once sang that it was all about The Climb.

However, according to a sad new report, she and Liam Hemsworth are on a descent.

Miley Cyrus once asked Who Owns My Heart?

And now, for the first time in ages, the answer isn’t clear.

Miley Cyrus once rode a wrecking ball while being totally naked.

And now her romance is allegedly wrecked while many men with balls likely prepare to woo her and hope she gets naked with them soon.

Which is all a roundabout way of saying that Cyrus has supposedly split from her long-time fiance.

The last we had heard about these stars, they had actually gotten married in a secret ceremony

But an anonymous insider says the exact opposite to Radar Online, alleging that there’s actually been tension between the singer and the actor for a long time now.

And said tension has finally boiled over.

“They’ve been hanging by a thread for months,” this source tells this website. “Now they’re as good as broken up and there will be no wedding.”

It’s unclear exactly what has caused these celebrities to go their separate ways.

Liam and Miley have been famously tight-lipped about their romance for years, making it difficult to discern crazy rumors about them from accurate reports.

In this case, Radar writes that Miley has left the Malibu home she was sharing with Liam and that she’s no longer wearing an engagement ring.

“Miley’s been spending a lot more time at her parents’ house,” says a source. “She needs time to herself.”

Cyrus and Hemsworth have been engaged for what feels like a decade.

They met way back in 2009 on the set of the movie The Last Song and then dated for a couple years.

But then they broke up, like a million times, only to get together in early 2016.

They’ve quietly been going strong ever since, only occasionally showing affection for each other in public, but also avoiding any sort of scandal or controversy.

So… what the heck has gone wrong? Why is the relationship now over?

Radar claims that Cyrus has grown tired of wedding planning and years for more independence.

“She’s accomplished a lot in her life, but there’s still a lot she wants to do – and Miley doesn’t want to have to answer to anybody, least of all a husband,” this insider sort of hilariously says.

Yes, Miley has been known to march to the beat of her own proverbial drum.

But it’s been pretty clear for a very long time that Hemsworth is cool with that.

What else may have therefore driven the pair apart?

Liam’s desire to settle down and have a family, Radar finally claims.

“Liam’s over it,” a source concludes. “He wants kids and doesn’t want to keep putting it off…

“It’s ultimatum time for Liam. And pals aren’t betting on Miley making the commitment he wants!”


Kanye West Basically Blames Black People for Slavery

Look, we really don’t want to do this.

We don’t want to write about Kanye West.

The rapper is either suffering from a mental breakdown, in which case he needs professional help…

… or he’s just saying crazy and disturbing stuff to build up publicity for his next two albums, in which case: eff you, dude.

But the rapper, who can’t stop fawning over Donald Trump, said something so ridiculous during a visit to TMZ headquarters on Tuesday afternoon that we can’t help ourselves.

We have to write about it.

We would not be doing our job as a celebrity gossip website otherwise.

In an outlandish nutshell, West said African-Americans only had themselves to blame for being enslaved.

“I am in hip-hop, but I’m not just in hip-hop,” Kanye opened, while talking to the hosts of TMZ Live.

He then continues:

“I’m a black person in the black community, but I’m not just that. I feel like one thing is that people try to minimize me… I’m always going to represent that, but I also represent the world.”

Okay, we guess.

Go on, ‘Ye…

“You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said, to the consternation and confusing of those around him, adding:

“Like, that was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like, we’re mentally in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery is too direct to the idea of blacks.

“Like Holocaust is Jews, slavery is blacks. So prison is something that unites us as one race, whites and blacks being one race. The human race.”

Where do we even begin with nonsense such as this?

For historical fact, the Civil War ended in 1861.

Backtrack 400 years and the the year is 1461, three decades before Christopher Columbus set foot on America and about three-hundred years before America defeated Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.

So we have no clue where Kanye got his “400 years” from.

Putting that aside, however, it should go without saying that even the mere hint of slavery as a “choice” made by black people is incredibly offensive.

Which is why TMZ employee Van Lathan (pictured below) stepped in.

“Do you feel that I am being free and that I’m thinking free?” Kanye asked the room, which promoted Lathan to say the following:

I actually don’t feel think you’re thinking anything. I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought. The reason that I feel that is because Kanye, you’re entitled to you’re opinion.

You’re entitled to believe whatever you want, but there is fact and real world real life consequence behind everything that you just said.

While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives.

We have to deal with the marginalization that’s come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people, was a choice.

Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled and brother, I’m unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that’s not real.

Now, yes, this all took place in front of TMZ cameras and could all have been some staged publicity stunt.

But even so, Lathan says everything perfectly here.

It’s not “freedom” of thought, as Kanye likes to say, to just spout anything that enters your head.

That’s sort of what a mentally imbalanced person does, screaming anything and everything without stopping to think if it actually makes sense.

This is why Kim Kardashian is allegedly trying to organize an intervention for her husband.

It’s especially galling, as Lathan also points out, for a mega rich celebrity to be saying this stuff because, let’s face it, Kanye West is going to be just fine.

He won’t be negatively affected in any real way by Donald Trump’s policy, but low-income African-Americans will be.

It’s easy for Kanye to sit in his ivory tower and saddle up on his high horse and show support for Trump or say something dumb like slavery was a “choice.”

He’ll just go home to his mansion, laugh at his number of Twitter followers and make love to his millionaire wife.

For someone who considers himself to be oh so “real,” Kanye lives in nothing resembling the real world.

After his exchange with Lathan, West walked across the newsroom and said to him: “Bro, I’m sorry I hurt you.”

So there he goes. There’s a start.

If Kanye rethinks pretty much every attitude he has on life and says the same thing to the rest of the country, we may actually get somewhere.


Kourtney Kardashian Rocks String Bikini, Basically Tells Scott Disick to Suck It

We don’t typically approve of passive aggressive behavior.

Just come out and say how you feel, you know?

After viewing the following photos of Kourtney Kardashian, however, we are willing to make one exception.

And that exception is this:

Passive aggression while wearing a skimpy bikini is totally awesome and recommended!

Kardashian is currently on vacation in Punta De Mita, Mexico and, thankfully for warm-blooded men around the globe, she brought both a camera with her and the password to her Instagram account.

Oh, and she also brought her young and very handsome boyfriend with her, Younes Bendjima.

Kourtney and this attractive model have been bumping proverbial uglies for several months now, much to the extreme chagrin of Kardashian’s ex-lover and three-time baby daddy, Scott Disick.

Just this past Sunday, on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Disick exploded over Kourtney’s relationship with Bendjima.

You can see what we mean in this clip:

Fast forward a couple days and Kourtney has shared multiple pictures of herself in a two-piece bathing suit on a trip she’s taking with Bendjima.

Coincidence? We think not!

Especially when you consider the caption she included with one of the red hot images.

While sitting at a bar by herself, a leg propped up on a stool and her buttocks basically exposed, Kourtney wrote the following:

Mujer feliz.

This translates to “Happy woman.”

We’re happy to translate it even more for Disick’s sake, though.

Kourtney is essentially saying:

I am smokin, I am on vacation with a total hunk of a man, I am far away from you and I am one happy woman!

Meanwhile, just to remind the world that he’s in the tropics with his famous girlfriend, Bendjima posted the following snapshot to his Instagram page:

Good luck competing with this, Scott!

Kardashian and Bendjima were introduced during a trip to Paris in October 2016 and took their relationship public in Cannes last May.

Disick is reportedly furious that Kourtney has snagged herself a young stud muffin (Bendjima is only 24 years old), even as he parades around with Sofia Richie every chance he gets these days.

Scott and Sofia apparently have an amazing sex life, but this isn’t enough to divert his attention from the person Kardashian is banging on a regular basis.

“They had a relaxing weekend,” a source tells People Magazine of Kourtney and Bendjima’s Mexican jaunt, adding:

“The resort is in the jungle and they had a guided jungle tour. They also hung out on the beach, enjoyed room service and the spa.”

They probably also had tons of intercourse.

Sorry to break it to you, Scott, but just look at the photos below.

Ain’t no way Kourtney could resist breaking herself off a piece of THIS at every conceivable opportunity…


Ellen Pompeo Basically Tells Patrick Dempsey to Suck It

Ellen Pompeo is having a moment.

Ellen Pompeo has actually been having a whole bunch of moments over a whole bunch of years… and she’s here to remind you about them.

The veteran actress has given a very revealing interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which she delves into a number of issues, from sexism … to her future on Grey’s Anatomy… to her opinion of Patrick Dempsey.

And let’s just tease the final point with this:

Pompeo does not appear to think very highly of her former co-star.

For starters, Pompeo said Dempsey’s decision to leave the series in 2015 was a “defining” moment for her in terms of contract negotiations.

We’ll let her explain why:

“[ABC] could always use him as leverage against me – ‘We don’t need you; we have Patrick’ – which they did for years,” she explains, holding nothing back and adding:

“I don’t know if they also did that to him, because he and I never discussed our deals. There were many times where I reached out about joining together to negotiate, but he was never interested in that.

“At one point, I asked for $ 5,000 more than him just on principle, because the show is Grey’s Anatomy and I’m Meredith Grey.

“They wouldn’t give it to me. And I could have walked away, so why didn’t I? It’s my show; I’m the number one. I’m sure I felt what a lot of these other actresses feel:

“Why should I walk away from a great part because of a guy? You feel conflicted but then you figure, “I’m not going to let a guy drive me out of my own house.'”

Pretty interesting, huh?

It doesn’t sound like Dempsey was interesting in joining forces with his long-time colleague.

This is in opposition, let’s say, to back in the day when the entire cast of Friends refused to film unless they also received the same pay raise.

Dempsey’s Derek Shepherd was eventually written off the show… but it wasn’t long until Martin Henderson was added to the cast as a new love interest.

“So, what does it look like when he leaves the show?” Pompeo asks, elaborating as follows:

“First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy.

“I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing – it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé – and they’re calling me, going, “What do you think of this guy?” “What do you think of this guy?”

“And they’re sending pictures.

“I was like, “Are you people f-cking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?”

“I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there. We brought in Martin Henderson, but they didn’t love the storyline, so that ended.”

Again: interesting stuff, huh?

Through all of the many cast changes on Grey’s Anatomy, Pomeo remains.

And she isn’t going anywhere any time soon:

The star just signed a new, two-year deal that will pay her approximately $ 20 million per year.

This pretty much guarantees Grey’s Anatomy will stay on the air at least through Season 16.

To conclude her cover story with The Hollywood Reporter, Pompeo turned her attention to the #MeToo movement and the ongoing shift in Hollywood.

She’s proud of everything going on at the moment and she hopes she can play a role in it.

“I don’t believe the only solution is more women in power, because power corrupts,” says Pompeo.

“It’s not necessarily a man or a woman thing. But there should be more of us women in power, and not just on Shonda Rhimes’ sets.

“Look, I only have a 12th-grade education and I wasn’t a great student, but I’ve gotten an education here at Shondaland.

“And now my 8-year-old daughter gets to come here and see fierce females in charge. She loves to sit in the director’s chair with the headphones on yelling “Action” and “Cut.”

“She’s growing up in an environment where she’s completely comfortable with power.

“I don’t know any other environment in Hollywood where I could provide that for her. Now I hope that changes … and soon.”


Megyn Kelly Basically Encourages Viewers to Shame Fat People

Megyn Kelly would very much like a mulligan.

The NBC anchor claims she really did not mean to sound this week as if she was PRO-fat shaming.

What led some viewers to think Kelly actually held this seemingly ridiculous stance? Well…

During an interview Thursday with fit mom Maria Kang – a mother who is very into fitness and who is best known for her “No Excuses” campaign – Kelly made an eyebrow-raising remark.

And that’s a kind way of putting it.

“You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business. Because some of us want to be shamed,” said the controversial host to Kang, who was promoting her workout philosophy.

Continued Kelly, sharing some personal history:

“When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat a–?’

“And it works!”

It’s easy to see how Kelly could have just been trying to make a joke here.

But it’s also easy to see how it could have been interpreted as the encouragement of fat-shaming – since she’s literally explaining that making her feel bad about her body was an effective strategy employed by her family member.

On Friday, facing a great deal of backlash, Kelly clarified her position.

On air, the failing reporter said “would never encourage [body shaming] toward any person,” despite how she may have come across the day before.

“I said something yesterday on the show that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it’s a conversation we need to have openly,” Kelly continued.

“We were discussing body shaming others, something I absolutely do not support. In fact, quite the opposite.”

Kelly then got very candid with viewers.

She explained that her “entire family is or has been overweight or obese.”

She also shared that her sister weighed more than 300 pounds at one point, prior to undergoing gastric bypass surgery, and that when she Kelly was six years old, she came home “in tears” after a neighbor called her mom “fat.”

There’s a history here, she elaborated.

She was simply trying to relay some of it on Thursday in her chat with Kang.

“By the time I got to middle school, the hormones and the weight kicked in. I was chubby by any standard and soon I found myself on the wrong side of some vicious bullies,” Kelly said.

She added:

“Ones who called me fat, and made fun of my backside, who subjected me to humiliating pranks. Those comments can cut deep, trust me, I know.

“Soon there were diet pills and obsessive exercise and I had reduced my calorie intake to 500 calories a day.

“My heart was racing all day, my hair and skin were dry but I was thin. And so unhappy.

“I was scared of gaining weight because of the insane standard this country holds its women to and because I was and remain afraid of dying in my 40s, which happened to my father.”

Kelly has grown and evolved.

She says she tries to eat healthy and is no longer ashamed of her figure.

However, “I still cringe when I hear a person attacked for his or her weight.”

The journalist says she can relate and that’s all she ever meant to imply with her initial comment.

In conclusion:

“Please know, I would never encourage that toward any person. I’ve been thinking a lot about why I once encouraged it toward myself. What I know for sure is that weight is an issue for millions of people, thin and heavy alike.

“And neither deserves to be judged or shamed for how they choose to handle that struggle.”


Jennifer Garner: Ben Affleck Basically Ruined My Life!

Sort of good news, Ben Affleck:

Those horrible Justice League reviews might not sound so bad anymore.

Not after Jennifer Garner just gave you some pretty terrible reviews as a human being.

Speaking to an Australian news outlet this week, Garner said she has no interest in dating anyone at the moment.

Yes, she’s been separated from Affleck for about two-and-a-half years.

But, no, this doesn’t mean she’s ready to go back on the market.

Telling that she hasn’t been on a single date since splitting from her sort of shady husband, Garner said it isn’t for a lack of others trying to force her out.

“People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’” she says.

The 45-year old star has three kids with Affleck: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5.

She has taken the high road at every opportunity when it comes to her marriage, despite accusations over the years of Affleck cheating on her and partying way too much for a father of three.

In this interview, however, Garner finally takes an understandable shot at the latest actor to portray Batman.

“I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids,” she says, adding:

“I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through.”

Affleck has been in and out of rehab for several months now.

No one can blame the guy if he really has an addiction to alcohol – but he’s also been moving on pretty strongly with new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.

There’s been talk they may move in together and also talk that he started sleeping with her while he and Garner were still trying to mend their marriage.

After two years of separation, Garner and Affleck filed for divorce this April.

However, they have stayed close and remained committed to co-parenting as much as possible.

“She wants Ben to be the best dad possible to their kids,” a source tells People in the publication’s new issue.

Garner really has handled this public break-up as maturely and as reasonably as one conceivably could.

Affleck, for his part, finds himself embroiled in the ongoing Hollywood sexual harassment scandal; considering he knew Harvey Weinstein well and also groped an actress on an episode of MTV’s TRL in 2004.

The actress was former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton.

“I don’t remember it but I absolutely apologize for it,” Affleck said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about the incident, adding:

“I certainly don’t think she’s lying or making it up. It’s just the kind of thing we have to – as men, I think, as we become more aware of this – be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable.

“And say, ‘If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change and be part of the solution.”


38 Stars Who Basically Hate Their Families

Stars are just like us

You've been hearing this for years.

In the latest example of how celebrities have a lot in common with their fellow men and women, here's a look at famous singers, actors and actresses who get along poorly with their family members.

To say the very least…

1. Lindsay Lohan

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We think it’s fair to say that Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of scandals over the years, and her mother, Dina has been slammed for exploiting her kids for fame and fortune. Lindsay has a strained relationship with both parents, and rarely speaks to either.

2. Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato’s parents divorced when she was just two-years-old. She rarely heard from her father after, and they had a public fallout in 2010. Demi did not speak to him again before his death in 2013.

3. Emma Roberts

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Emma’s parents never married, and her father, Eric, was mostly out of her life growing up. Things changed when Emma achieved stardom in Hollywood and are now on speaking terms.

4. Mo’Nique

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Mo’Nique opened up about being sexually abused by her brother and does not speak to her parents anymore.

5. Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera has been vocal about using music as an escape from growing up under the emotional and physical abuse of her father. Unsurprisingly, she does not speak to him.

6. Meg Ryan

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Meg has been estranged her mother for over thirty years. The animosity stems from her mother criticizing her lover, Dennis Quaid.

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Ariel Winter Was Basically Naked at Coachella

You might think you’re experiencing deja vu looking at Ariel Winter’s latest Instagram pics.

If, like us, you consider yourself a connoisseur of Ariel Winter boob photos, then the look she’s rocking in her latest Instagram posts will no doubt seem familiar.

The reason, of course, is that Ariel already posted pics in which she’s sporting that particular shredded, underboob-baring ensemble when she went to Coachella two weeks ago.

But she liked the look so much that she’s decided to bless us with a second round of snaps.

Yes, Ms. Winter is defying social media norms by throwing it back to just a few days ago.

Call it a micro-throwback.

And it’s not even Thursday! This woman will not be oppressed by your rules, society!

All kidding aside, Ariel’s curves are the stuff of Internet legend at this point, and we encourage her to use any excuse to flaunt them.

Ariel’s Coachella boobs became overnight sensations last month, and we don’t blame her for riding that wave again.

After all, Coachella stopped being about the music and started being about the skimpy attire a long time ago.

That means Ariel was basically the headliner of this year’s festival.

These days, Coachella is basically a place where young celebrities cos-play as semi-nude hippies for a few days while some bands they pretend to have heard of play in the background.

So at least it was the right time and place for some serious underboob.

Unlike, say, the time Ariel went to the Smurfs premiere in a see-through dress, which is arguably a much less appropriate time to put the girls on display.

But we’re not complaining.

As far as we’re concerned, there’s no wrong time for giant boobs.

Ariel could show up to your grandmother’s funeral in a severely low-cut number and maybe you’d hesitate for a second, but you;d eventually give it a thumbs up.

The woman is out there spreading joy – like Johnny Appleseed, if instead of apple trees, he brought the gift of massive breasts to the American frontier.

We don’t want to say Ariel is history’s greatest hero, but we will absolutely fight anyone who says she’s not.


Nick Cannon Quits America’s Got Talent, Basically Tells NBC: I’m Not Your Slave!

America may have talent.

But it will not have Nick Cannon as the host of one of its most popular reality shows any longer.

In a lengthy Instagram post (and we mean lengthy), Cannon explained on Monday morning why he’s quit his job as emcee of America’s Got Talent.

First, however, some quick background:

On his Showtime stand-up special that aired Friday night, Cannon quipped that he was losing his “black card” by hosting the family-friendly reality competition.

Apparently NBC executives took offense to this joke, to the point where discussions were held about whether Cannon breached his contract and could be fired.

In response, Cannon took to social media and basically beat the network to the punch: he resigned.

“I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset,” Cannon wrote, adding that he spent “days deliberating” after he learned the “extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special.”

Cannon – who typically sticks to light-hearted social media posts about Kim Kardashian and what not – wasn’t close to being finished, either.

He went on to rant against the unfair practice of censorship and how he was being treated like a piece of property.

“This has weighed heavy on my spirit,” he continued. “It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand.

“In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment. Recently many of my mentors have cautioned me that soon ‘The System’ would come down on me because I was speaking too many truths and being to loud about it.

“I had no idea that it all would hit so close to home. I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property.

There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity.”

From there, Cannon expressed gratitude for having had a chance to host America’s Got Talent and said he loved the actual job.

But he wouldn’t be able to live with himself if he continued to work for a company that treated him in this fashion.

We’ll just let Cannon’s passionate message speak for itself below:

I have loved hosting AMERICAS GOT TALENT for the last 8 seasons, watching talented, brave, and courageous Americans accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure to work with but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.

Not to get too detailed but this isn’t the first time executives have attempted to ‘put me in my place’ for so called unruly actions. I will not stand for it.

“My moral principles will easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head. It’s never been about the money for me, what is difficult to walk away from is the fans, the people who love me on the show. This hurts tremendously. 

I felt like I was apart of the fabric of our great nation every summer, representing every culture, age, gender, and demographic.

Now for the rug to be pulled from underneath me and to be publicly reprimanded and ridiculed over a joke about my own race is completely wrong and I have to do something about it.

I have fought many battles in my career and have never been afraid to go up against the system. I have mulled over my process for days and felt it was best to once again speak my mind about an unjust infrastructure that treat talent like they own them.

Maybe it was my mistake for signing the contract in the first place, in which I will take full responsibility and have already taken action to restructure my own team of advisors. I now have to set out on a journey of freedom as an artist.

As I was quoted in a recent interview, ‘You can’t fire a Boss!’ and that is the essence that I possess.

So I wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season but I can not see myself returning. As of lately I have even questioned if I want to even be apart of an industry who ultimately treats artists in this manner. Most of us don’t realize that there are 6 major corporations that control 90 percent of media in America and the amount of minority executives is dismal.

With this being the case, true equality in our industry is impossible. There will always be a “do as I say” mentality that mirrors society’s perception of women and minorities, and only a few will stand up against it. I proudly stand as one of those few, and will gladly take on whatever repercussions that come with it.

I love art and entertainment too much to watch it be ruined by controlling corporations and big business. I believe It’s our duty as artists to make a difference and create change even if it’s one act at a time.

Dr. King said it best, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.