On December 6, 2011, Nick Cannon released his debut mixtape entitled Child of the Corn.
Cannon married American R&B/pop singer Mariah Carey in 2008.
NBC executives did not accept his resignation and had been stated to be keeping their fingers crossed that he would instead choose to return.
Cannon's resignation was ultimately accepted as final without further incident.
As a teenager, Cannon formed the rap group "Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad" with his friend Steve Groves; they opened for the likes of Will Smith, LFO, 98 Degrees, and Montell Jordan.
After signing with Jive Records in 2001, he was featured alongside Romeo Miller and 3LW on the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius soundtrack with a cover of the 1988 hit song "Parents Just Don't Understand".