The "Masked Singer" host sees it as a cry for help from the former child star and a "teachable moment" about how Hollywood treats and discards its youngest assets.
If he's not going to let an Eminem diss go by without a response rap (or two), there was no way Nick Cannon was going to stay silent after Orlando Brown's latest allegation ... though he didn't come at it as you might have expected.
WorldStarHipHop posted a video on Wednesday showing the former "That's So Raven" star claiming there was an oral sex encounter between him and "The Masked Singer" host. It is a very NSWF monologue and a little uncomfortable to watch.
And while Cannon, who responded via an Instagram post of his own, initially said he found the whole thing "f--king hilarious," that's not where he ultimately landed with his measured response.
Instead, Cannon said that he felt this was a "teachable moment," while adding that he was praying for Brown, who was smiling and laughing giddily through his video -- filmed inexplicably while walking through a store -- as he repeated his story over and over.
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As Cannon saw it, Brown's random and bizarre outburst was another example of how the Hollywood industry fails its youngest stars after it no longer has a use for them, i.e. they stop generating income for the corporate powers that be.
"This is another crucial example of when we allow our young artists to be prematurely exposed by this demonic business and left out to fend for themselves," he said.
After apparently watching several of Brown's videos, Cannon said he sees a collective "cry out for help" in them and called for "real leaders or solid individuals in this young man's life" to "embrace him and tighten him up so he doesn't become another lost victim to these Hollywood circumstances."
"This actually hurts my heart to see that we have allowed Orlando, along with various other young gifted performers we grew up loving, to just dwindle away after these corporations made their billions off of them," he wrote.
He believes that Brown, and many other former young stars like him, are chasing the spotlight and attention they once enjoyed. "Now due to substance abuse and diagnosed psychiatric disorders our loved ones are now aimlessly begging for the attention they were once given, instead of the help they actually need," he wrote. "All while we sit back and just laugh..."
He also targeted the "cannibalistic" media as culpable for this crisis, writing, "For us to continue to post slander and tear one another down for click bait to make these white supremacy propagated platforms more money is asinine and deplorable."