Nick performed his controversial poetry piece Too Broke Too Vote at the 2016 Triumph Awards which aired last night (October 2).
During the performance Nick is joined by young individuals of color in varying age groups. He amended the piece from it’s original slightly longer content which featured explicit language and he also made a call of action not just to the audience in the crowd but also those watching to register to vote but also be concerned and diligent about issues in the black community beyond the month of November.
Everybody I know say they too broke to vote
With all that heavy slave mentally we could’ve broke the boat
Nobody cares about me
Nobody cares about my family
Nobody cares about my folks
So Nobody gets my vote
Nobody for President
That’s my campaign slogan
We got money for wars but can’t feed our homeless
The government is hopeless
It’s like a reality show
The Real lives of the house liars
Starring Anglo Saxon Christians
Change the channel sound like a bunch of arguing snitches
AMERICAS Next top corrupt judicial system
Bump yo Future
Bump yo daddy
Bump yo rights
Bump yo mentality
In Actuality, the constitution said I was just 3/5ths of a man
What’s stopping them from saying that again?
The top 3 percent
Over the 13th amendment
Minus the 40 acres plus the rest of my reparations
Yeah They doing that new
Water gate to White water
Call that a government bath
the law was we couldn’t even use the same bathroom
Back then where was your government at?
Behind our backs, ingesting crack in it up
Yup, the government laugh
But in our face they wanna cry and sob
And wonder why we shoot and Rob
But guess what? nothing stops a bullet, like a job
And we Can’t elect without no college
Cuz I’m too broke to vote
I’m too broke to cope
I ain’t trying to check no ballots
I’m trying to check this balance on these checking accounts
Y’all being careful
Double checking it counts
But Just like Florida it’s gonna be another miscount
And once they get to this amount they gonna try to dismount.
Flip sides back and forth it’s
Like Olympic acrobats
Go for the Gold cuz that’s who makes the rules
And all this pageantry is just designed for fools
They gonna give you the one they choose
To Big to fail
To Rich to lose
And I’m still to broke to vote
So how do we fix it then.
Give her away
In the End
Is where it begins
So I vote we Return the country back to its original owners THE Native Americans!
Aah, there he go again.
Nick Cannon WildN’Out, speaking radically
But matter of fact you don’t have to believe me
But our community we need to organize in order to be clever
So Black folks we can’t just be about November
Collectively we gotta know better
So we can agree to disagree
But let’s ALL go REGISTER TO VOTE