Nick Cannon kicked off his new self-titled talk show this week and pioneering hip-hop duo Kid ‘N Play stopped by to chop it up with the comedian and multifaceted entertainer. During the interview, Cannon praised them for being the first hip-hop artists to successfully break into Hollywood with their successful House Party series and having an impact on his career as they also had a comic book and cartoon as well.
“This is one of the most exciting moments for me in my career because I’ve told you guys this in private, but if it wasn’t for y’all there would be no me. I say this as a kid who came up watching y’all. I was so inspired by everything that you did. A kid growing up in the hood, in the project but seeing somebody that didn’t necessarily have to always be promoting or perpetuating violence in their music. Even though I love all of the hard-core stuff, you guys made me smile, you guys made me dance,” stated the “Wild ‘n Out” creator.
The duo, comprised of childhood friends Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin, were honored by Cannon’s praise, and explained that they were just two kids having fun.
“We were just doing it. Two cats from Queens that grew up around the corner from each other that wanted to have that fun-loving atmosphere that you talked about. It was born out of a real friendship, nobody put us together. We grew up around the corner from each other, so I think later on when you saw the movies, the music, and everything else, the chemistry was real,” Christopher “Kid” Reid explained.
Check out the interview below as Nick Cannon also gets his groove on and kicks his two-step with the legendary duo.