Nick Cannon returned to his podcast for a sit down down with Rabbi Abraham Cooper to discuss the anti-Semitic controversy he found himself embroiled in last week.
via Page Six:
Cooper replied that the Jewish community appreciated the apology, but took it with a grain of salt.
“The core question for everybody in my community is, ‘is he sincere, is this real,’” Cooper explained, leading Cannon to ask, “Do you feel I’m sincere?”
“At this point, yes,” Cooper confirmed.
While speaking with former Public Enemy figure Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin on a previous episode, Cannon referenced several conspiracy theories about Jewish people, including “the Rothschilds, centralized banking” and “the 13 families, the bloodlines that control everything even outside of America.”
Still, he insists that the conversation was not about hate, and in an effort to better educate himself, sought out Cooper.
“I believe hate is a energy, and it’s very contagious,” Cannon told Cooper. “I don’t have a hatred towards any groups of people, but specifically, Jewish people because I felt [that] there’s such a connection.
“You know what that common hate for the Black community comes from and the Jewish community …. white supremacy. The idea of eugenics is still placed on us today, in America, and that Hitler adopted … which caused the Holocaust.”
In agreement, Cooper added, “That’s correct. [It] came from America. Now it’s being used by the communist party in China, against Muslims.”
Watch the episode below.