“Damn, look what they did to Oscar. Nah, not another trophy rant. I’m talking about Oscar Grant.”
Since Oscar nominations were announced earlier this month (and, ahem, no actors or actresses of color were nominated), it seems the Twitterverse has traded #BlackLivesMatter for #OscarsSoWhite. However, Nick Cannon says that’s not okay.
In a new Facebook video, Cannon unleashes a 2-minute long spoken word poem, urging us not to ignore the deeper issues at hand.
“Damn, look what they did to Oscar,” Cannon starts off. “Nah, not another trophy rant. I’m talking Oscar Grant, Sandra Bland, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray.”
Cannon promises this isn't another "trophy rant" about "fake gold and plastic" but a call to action for the community to not get distracted by "those lottery tickets and statues."
Check out the video below (warning: language NSFW) and leave us a comment telling us what you think.