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EXCLUSIVE: Nick Cannon Laughs Off ‘AGT’ Contestant’s Divorce Jab: ‘Take as Many Shots at Me as You Want!’

by Rachel McRady 2:33 AM PDT, August 31, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Nick Cannon Laughs Off ‘AGT’ Contestant’s Divorce Jab: ‘Take as Many Shots at Me as You Want!’

Ouch! Nick Cannon got served by 13-year-old comedian Lori Mae Hernandez on Tuesday night’s episode of America’s Got Talent. The stand-up star poked fun at the show’s host, saying, “I just outgrew Barbies like Mariah did Nick.”

When ET’s Denny Directo caught up with Cannon after the show, he had nothing but kind words for the contestant.

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“I’m kind of used to that type of humor on my other show, but it was all in fun man. She’s outstanding. She’s hilarious,” he told ET. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself so seriously, I think that’s what people love and embrace. I was like, ‘Take as many shots at me as you want.’”

But does he give his ex, Mariah Carey, a heads up when her name is mentioned publicly in relation to his?

“Sometimes you do [have to give her a heads up], man, and she thinks I’m the one that put people up to that stuff. I get myself in enough trouble!” he said. “But she has fun with it too. She knows that, you know, there’s no hard feelings and it’s all love so when people joke and I make jokes, it’s just all in jest.”

Carey and Cannon separated in August 2015, and she has since moved on with fiancé James Packer. Cannon is also moving forward, focusing on his latest role, as a college freshman at Howard University. But will the Drumline star be hitting up any frat parties?

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“I’m gonna try to limit the extracurricular activities,” he told ET. “I’ve got companies and stuff I gotta run, but I’m definitely gonna partake. I gotta get the full experience.”

For more on Cannon’s college life, watch the video below!

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