Nick Cannon will not be voting in the November general election for president, but he still wants everyone else to get out and rock the vote.
“I will definitely be voting in my local election. The pageantry of the presidency, I am not really for that,” Cannon said during an interview with Access Hollywood Live. “I feel like local government is the most important government specifically to our community.”
“I encourage everyone to vote,” he continued. “It’s a lot of people who died and fought for the right for us to vote, but me personally I don’t like the pageantry. It’s a popularity contest.”
Cannon, who is the host of “America’s Got Talent,” has also been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and other efforts regarding community organizing.
“No one ever said, ‘Only black lives matter,'” he said. “It’s a cry out for help. We’re saying, ‘Black lives matter, too.’ People are always saying, ‘I’m mad and tired of hearing about this “Black Lives Matter.'” Well, we’re mad that we have to keep saying it.”
“I was taught to be a pillar and if you are a true leader in your community you gotta stand up and speak up,” he said. “I come from a long line of ministers and community activists so this is just something that was always in my life.”