Nick Cannon on Mariah’s NYE debacle: ‘The government did that, they set her up’

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I really enjoyed Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve debacle. I probably enjoyed it more than I should have. It really was the perfect way to end such a terrible year. Why not have a huge, bigly mix-up with Mariah’s earpieces and a backing track cue gone wrong and then we can watch Mariah just sort of stand around and look confused for a few minutes? It was perfect. I also suspected that the debacle was not Mariah’s fault, or at least not completely her fault. Her manager maintained that producers intentionally sabotaged Mariah, either that or producers were just completely and totally negligent. But what if the whole thing was a massive conspiracy by some shadowy government figures? WHAT IF THIS IS AN X-FILE??? That’s what Mariah’s ex-husband thinks. Nick Cannon suggested as much on The Ellen Show this week, saying:

“I’m a conspiracy theorist. I think the government did that, they set her up. That was a distraction. Anyone who knows about performing and having inner ears and stuff like that, things like that can go wrong on live television. I screw up on America’s Got Talent all the time. When there’s people in your ears, saying things and stuff, I think she got kinda busted. But being the diva that she is, she was like, ‘I’m just going to walk around and pose.’ Like Ryan Seacrest said, ‘She can do no wrong.’”

[Via ET]

Nick’s line about the “government” got laughs, but I actually think he was half-serious, especially since we know exactly what kind of conspiracies he believes in. He believes that Planned Parenthood is out to get the African-American community. He believes that women should not have the right to choose. He believes that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represented the same kind of “oppression.” Is it so hard to believe that he would believe that some shadowy government figures decided to sabotage Mariah Carey’s NYE performance as a way to distract the country from the Orange Apocalypse? Meet me in the parking garage, Deep Throat. This one goes all the way to the top! What’s next? The CIA plants terrorist-repellent messages in Taylor Swift’s new album!!

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  1. minx says:

    He seems as dumb as they come.

    • Neo says:

      Maybe the government made him stupid so we would be distracted from the IQ of the next president. Now we know 2016 has been 30+ years in the making. Dun dun dunnnn

  2. Valois says:

    I’m sure Obama had a list with the most important things to do during his last days in office.
    “3. Set up Mariah Carey thehehehe”

    This guy is so stupid.

  3. NastyWoman` says:

    I think he was joking (about that particular conspiracy, not the others). And that would assume that people actually care that much about Mariah Carey to allow that to “distract” them. Personally, I have more than two brain cells, so I can laugh at Mariah Carey AND care about the Orange Apocalypse.

  4. Luca76 says:

    Ok thanks for the laugh idiot.

  5. Whatever says:

    Area 51

  6. JRD says:

    Is he…..well? I mean mentally? I am not making fun, I am seriously asking.

  7. whyme says:

    Ok, so now there are two more celeb children I’m worried about. I hope they grow up to be loving, normal adults despite the crazy that lurks in their family. I just think something is off a bit on the mental side with both parents. Sigh.

  8. Havana says:

    He dumb.

  9. Who ARE These People? says:

    I’m glad he’s going to school. It might help.

  10. RussianBlueCat says:

    Maybe it was James Packer He has money and connections. He might have wanted to embarrass Mariah? I am being silly :-)

  11. Clare says:

    He is so fing dumb. Even Mariah with all her insanity is smarter than this moron..

  12. Cee says:

    Ok, now their marriage makes total sense.

  13. lobbit says:

    sounds legit.

  14. Wellsie says:

    Love it! Thanks for the laugh, Nick! Even if it was a half-joke, it’s still ridiculous and shows he doesn’t know how to make jokes.

    Love these two disasters.

  15. I Choose Me says:

    Why are there so many conspiracy believers these days? I’m noticing it a lot among my skinfolk in particular. I have so many acquaintances that believe in that Illuminati nonsense. Now, I’ve seen some of the videos held up as proof and I see how easy it is to get sucked in but my gawd there’s so much reaching, fallacious arguments and the so called connections are often so tenuous that I wonder how the conclusion was arrived at. Perhaps it’s my experience with cultism that has made me wary and aware. Once you’ve been through that type of subtle brainwashing and come out on the other side it’s easier to tell when you’re being manipulated.

    Nick is using historical facts to shore up his own prejudices. He’s had some serious health issues but I don’t think he’s crazy. Just a bit deluded.

  16. Bubbles says:

    I do believe in some conspiracy theories, no denying that but this one just ridiculous. I think something technical went wrong and she didn’t react in a professional manner. It was embarrassing for her. I do not at all think it was a government conspiracy but she definitely could have been set up by someone that didn’t like her or had something to gain from her failure. It definitely wasn’t the government though.

  17. lucy2 says:

    This is hilarious.
    Never mind the fact that she has been a terrible live performer for some time now, coupled with technical problems in a difficult setting.

  18. Lisa says:

    I’m sure Mariah is at the top of their priority list. WTF?

  19. Embee says:

    I hope he was joking! He can’t be that stupid. Maybe Mariah supporters are just running out of excuses.

  20. freewhitebaby5.0 says:

    Whoa. What an irrelevant comment by an irrelevant, um, whatever it is that he is supposed to be famous for.

  21. celebtards says:

    Man, your site still sucks. This article shows what dim-witted bimbos you all are. No critical thinking skills AT ALL, but then again, you’re pandering to an audience that’s even dumber than you are. Incredible, I know, because how dumb do they have to be to be dumber than y’all? You suck.

  22. vespernite says:

    Nick STFU!! He is a total asshat! And if I see another person, other than a 70 year old woman, wearing a turban and trying to pass it off as actual fashion I will seriously loose it!

  23. Can never see what his attraction was to her. Her image has been so silly and overblown for a long time now.