Jan 5 (ANI): American rapper Nick Cannon is all praises for Ellen DeGeneres' support of American comedian Kevin Hart over his Oscar controversy.
The 38-year-old star stood by his best friend Kevin last month as well when he stepped down as the 2019 Academy Awards host after tweets from 2009-2011 resurfaced with derogatory language referring to gay people and disparaging comments about sexuality.
"That's dope, I love Ellen and she definitely is one of the bosses in the game," Cannon said.
"When one of the bosses calls for you, that's always a good look. She's an entertainment guru that's been doing it for a long time that we all respect," People reported.
During 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Ellen sat down with the comedian to discuss the headlines surrounding the 2019 Oscars hosting gig, confirmed E!Online.
"I called The Academy today because I really want you to host the Oscars. I was so excited when I heard that they asked you. I thought it was an amazing thing. I knew how important it was and how it was a dream," revealed Ellen.
"There are so many haters out there. Whatever is going on in the internet, don't pay attention to them. That's a small group of people being very, very loud. We are a huge group of people who love you and want to see you host the Oscars," she added.
Kevin was earlier criticised for writing wildly offensive comments that disparaged gay people.
"So if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 breaks it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay'," he wrote in one since-deleted post.
In another tweet from 2010, Hart said someone's profile pic looked like a "gay billboard for AIDS." In another written in 2009, he called someone a "fat faced fag." (ANI)