'America's Got Talent's' Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey 'is a star. I'm a working entertainer.'

Nick Cannon has succeeded as a stand-up comic, a rapper and a host. Married to Mariah Carey, he is the dad of twins, and he develops shows for Nickelodeon.So where has the host of NBC's "America's Got Talent" failed?He couldn't cut it as a gang member."Whatever side was winning at the time, that is where I wanted to belong to," Cannon tells Zap2it.Growing up in tough neighborhoods in southeast San Diego, "it was so easy to start dressing like them and speaking like them," he says. "A couple of confrontations with rival gang members, our parties getting shot up, and getting into several fights - this is not what I signed up for."Cannon's turning point was when friends started getting arrested or killed."I got hospitalized a couple of times," he says. "This isn't for me. I still have scar tissues on my nose from it getting broken. You know what? I will pass."He had already...



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