America has got talent host, Nick Cannon now freshman at Howard University

Nick Cannon announced on social media that he was taking on a new challenge: education. He rapped, shirtless, about Howard University in a video on Facebook, and posted photos on Instagram of himself enrolling as a freshman, posing and traveling to the District.

The actor, musician, TV host, producer, comedian — let’s just say celebrity? — also posted quotes about the power of education from Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Franklin and others.

Earlier this month, viewers saw his shocked reaction when, on live TV, the “America’s Got Talent” host watched someone get shot with a flaming arrow. After a moment of stunned silence, he ran out, then assured the contestant he wasn’t on fire.

 After that, freshman classes should be a piece of cake.Cannon said in a statement Tuesday evening, “Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,’ and with that said I have officially enrolled at Howard University.

“I am always seeking new challenges and continual growth and decided to obtain my first college degree from an institution that had a proven legacy of producing great minds.

“I have friends, mentors and colleagues who attended Howard University. I look forward to this new journey in my life and am excited about the possibilities ahead.”




-The Washington post