Cannon: Jesus Wouldn't Help 'Idol' Top 'AGT'
By ROBERT PACE
September 19, 2012
Although his wife Mariah Carey recently joined the American Idol judging table, Nick Cannon isn't too concerned about what the Idol hoopla means for America's Got Talent, which he hosts.
On the set of the upcoming BET satirical reality show Real Husbands of Hollywood, Cannon shrugged off Idol's recent signings and asserted that America's Got Talent would be a better show regardless of who hosts it.
"I honestly believe 'America's Got Talent' is the better show," Cannon told The Insider's Kevin Frazier. "Better host--no offense [to] Ryan (Seacrest)...but 'America's Got Talent' is the show. Y'all can get Jesus on 'American Idol'; it's still the show that we got [that's better]."
Cannon, who began hosting America's Got Talent in its fourth season in succession of Jerry Springer, also touched on his wife's relationship with fellow new judge Nicki Minaj on Idol amid recent reports of potential friction between the two.
"I think it's going to be a great mixture, if you ask me," the 31-year-old California native said. "They've done music together in the past; they know each other...so it's definitely going to be interesting."
Cannon is appearing in Kevin Hart's upcoming show, Real Husbands, which is based on a sketch of the same name that was a big hit at the 2011 BET Awards. Also starring in the mock-umentary is singer Robin Thicke.
Check out the full video above for their hilarious interviews, and click here for a sneak peek of the new show, created by Hart, which will premiere in 2013.