Nick Cannon Says He’s Not Voting in the ‘Pageantry of the Presidency’

Nick Cannon thinks voting for your local government officials is way more important than the presidential race.

The America’s Got Talent judge sat down with Access Hollywood Live on Monday (July 25) and talked to guest co-hosts Niecy Nash and Nina Parker about his feelings on the upcoming presidential election and the Black Lives Matter movement.

On the election, Cannon stated:

Will I be voting? I will definitely be voting in my local election. The pageantry of the presidency, I am not really for that. I feel that local government is specific to our community. A lot of people get up there and argue and debate about Hillary or Donald Trump and then you  ask them who their city council man is, and they say ‘I don’t know’. I think we got to start in the community. I encourage everyone to exercise their right. I mean there is  lot of people that died and fought for the right to vote. Me personally, I don’t like the pageantry of it, it’s a popularity contest.

Cannon recently hosted a rally outside the RNC, and explained what the Black Lives Matter movement means to him.

No one ever said only black lives matter, it’s a cry out for help,  we are saying Black Lives Matter, too. People always say I am mad and tired about hearing about Black Lives Matter. We’re mad that we have to keep saying it. It is ultimately trying to drive attention towards the issue. It’s a problem about social injustice and criminal injustice. I always say the devil is the author of confusion, you know what I mean? It feels like if I can separate them, it is not about separating and confusing concepts, it is about hey, trying to bring attention to the issue of injustice.  And it’s unfortunate that it gets clouded and convoluted and can spawn more negativity.

Watch Nick’s whole Access Hollywood interview here!