Nick Cannon To Will Smith: “I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Today If It Wasn’t For That Guy”

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Nick Cannon has recently thanked Will Smith for being a “hands-on” mentor in his career.

Both have remained close ever since they met a couple decades ago, and Cannon is showing that he is forever grateful for Will’s friendship and guidance.

“The person I’ve connected with the most, who has taught me the most and established so much for me in this business, was probably Will Smith,” Nick told syndicated columnist Allison Kugel.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for that guy. His hands-on approach and being a big brother and a friend early on in my career was everything. He gave me my first record deal, he gave me my first television deal, and it’s the way he leads by example. Will is the most successful, nicest, most inspiring person you’d ever want to meet.”

Nick Cannon is currently working on his new series, “The Yay Area” with E-40 and Too Short.

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