Nick Cannon Nearly Fired From 'America's Got Talent' Over 'Black Card' Joke

According to TMZ, Nick Cannon angered NBC execs. with a joke he made during a new stand up comedy special he is starring in. 

While Nick was recording the special more than a month ago, he joked with the audience that NBC was making him lose his "black card" -- strongly insinuating the network wanted him to show less swagger on 'AGT.'

NBC execs got wind of it when Nick was promoting the special on and thought he was disparaging the network which is  a violation of his contract. Apparently his deal has a clause that bars him from talking about the network without approval.

There were serious thoughts of getting rid of Cannon but ultimately the station decided he just made the comment in passing and he is set to start shooting America's Got Talent next month. 

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