EBONY sat down to chat further with Nick Cannon over Zoom from his studio, where he shares more about his new docuseries Nick Cannon Presents: Future Superstars, what’s needed for him to reach that level of empire status, as well as how he manages his work-life balance while dealing with lupus. 

“As an executive having a record label and production company, I miss the days when artists truly had to develop first. It’s really a page out of the great Barry Gordy’s book, when he would put artists like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross on a bus around the country, and that’s how people were introduced to superstars during that time,” Nick Cannon tells EBONY.