He dives into controversial topics with Rizza Islam.
Nick Cannon invited Rizza Islam to his NCredible Conversations podcast to discuss The Nations of Islam and the Black community in America. During the chop up, Cannon asked his guest to explain why interracial couples is frowned upon according to Louis Farrakhan's teachings.
Rizza begins by defining love as being "supreme" gift from the heavens that transcends race. Then explains that interracial marriage "is not ideal" for the Black man since "you have to have a Black man and a Black woman" to manifest the best from a Black man. The conversation eventually mentioned the history of Black American men's relation to white women. Nick recalled how Black men used to be lynched for simply having looked at one, citing this atrocity to why the contemporary Black man pursue white women since interracial relationships became.
"White women are looked at as success," Cannon explained. "In America, we see a white woman — 'I couldn't have you. My daddy couldn't have you. My granddaddy couldn't have you. I would get killed even looking at you.' So, now, if I play for the NBA, I want 'em all."
After noting how white women actively participated in the rape of male slaves and the continued oppression of the Black man and his family in recent US history, Rizza continued to expound his narrative in response.
"So you're telling me, the Black woman who has been there for us the whole damn time, who was there for us when we were getting lynched, who was there for us when we were getting whipped, every day, who was there for us to heal our wounds, to give us consolation of mind, to give us peace and quiet of mind, to help us to get through another day, you telling me she doesn't deserve at least...if you can give up on a Black woman so easily, you don't deserve no other woman because you have demonstrated you can't give enough love to who needs it most."
The continues to explain how marriage is a coming together of culture as well as resources. Given the history he mentions, he does not see the benefit or logic in the desire to withhold one's resources from its own community, especially while overcoming struggle. Nick Cannon then argues that he can continue to uplift his community in other ways.