News: Nick Cannon Links W/ 50 Cent For "Hatin' On '09" New Year's Eve Special

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 1:40PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper/TV star Nick Cannon has announced plans to host a television special called "Hatin' On '09" this New Year's Eve with an appearance from 50 Cent.

In addition to the special, Cannon said he has an upcoming puppet show set to debut on Cartoon Network's late night Adult Swim programming.

At MTV, where Cannon produced the sketch-comedy show "Wild 'N Out," he is behind "Nick Cannon Presents Hatin' on '09," a comedic year-in-review special that will air on New Year's Day. Cannon taped an appearance as President Obama, with rapper-actor 50 Cent also set to do a segment. Also at MTV, NCredible did a reality docudrama pilot "Son of a Gun: A True Bronx Tale," about young rapper Corey Gunz, and is proceeding with filming additional episodes of the show about Gunz, one of the first artists on Cannon's music label. At Adult Swim, NCredible is working on puppet show set in the real world. Written by Hadjii, it is about members of a hip-hop group who live together and are on the verge of making it big. "It's a hip-hop version of 'Entourage' with puppets," partner Michael Goldman said. (Hollywood Reporter)

Cannon signed a two-year partnership with Nickelodeon last spring as the network's Honorary Chairman for the kids-based channel.

"I started my career here at Nickelodeon and am so excited to be back, serving as an integral part of TEENick as the in-house voice and representative for teens everywhere," said Cannon in a statement. "TEENick is their network and I am here to make sure this is an ultimate destination for and about them." (PR News Wire)

He also discussed a recent issue he had with a female blogger and prompted fan critics to reach out to him personally.

"I guess she ain't really realize I was a real n*gga," Cannon said in an interview. "On my site, as a comment to me, like, 'Nick, you need to do this with your and eff like this' and I was like yo, there's a line that you cross...I take respect real seriously and when you cross what I feel like you're offending my personal space, I wanna give you the full opportunity to say whatever you need to say to my face directly. So wherever you at, I'ma let you know when I'm in that area so you can come and tell me...Anybody else who got some reckless sh*t to say on the Internet, I will give you my phone number. We can exchange. If you really feel that bad about it, if you really have those harsh personal feelings against me, lets deal with it." (YouTube)

The rapper-turned-actor previously addressed negative comments found on his website, including a claim that he's being sued by the jeweler who got him Mariah Carey's wedding ring.

"Ridiculous! I just got like three new major multi-million dollar deals in the last two months," he wrote. Cannon also noted that Mariah deserves to be "showered" with gifts, adding, quote, "as long as I live I will spend all my money on her and never touch a dime of hers." (Fredy Yo)

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