‘Wild N’ Out’ Gets Return Date After Nick Cannon Controversy

Nick Cannon Hosting Wild ‘N Out. (Credit: MTV)

Nick Cannon will return to host his popular VH1 series Wild N’ Out in August after he was fired last year for making anti-Semitic comments.

The cable network said Tuesday in a press release, the series premieres on Aug. 10, with new episodes scheduled to air on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

This season’s guest stars include Latto, Rick Ross, Trina, Freddie Gibbs, Coi Leray, Too $hort, Fat Joe, Loni Love, 24KGoldn, Big Freedia, Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Kirk & Rashida (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Malaysia (Basketball Wives), Jucee Froot, Foushee, Morray, Gary Owen, Zaytoven, BRS Kash, Erika Banks, HotBoii, Mooski, 42 Dugg and more.

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As previously reported, Cannon came under fire for comments he made in June 2020 while interviewing Public Enemy’s Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin about race and racism. During the controversial conversation, the TV host shared anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, praised the ideas of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and said Black people are the “true Hebrews.”

VH1’s parent company ViacomCBS ended its relationship with Cannon last summer, and then patched things up with the actor, TV show host and musician in February and re-signed him as host Wild N’ Out, a show he created and executive produces. When the controversy unfolded, Cannon blasted ViacomCBS in a Facebook post saying his “ownership was swindled away.”

The new season of Wild N’ Out premieres Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.