On Saturday, November 3rd, Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Tour came to his hometown of southeast San Diego. A representative of the San Diego City Council was present to officially declare November 3rd as Nick Cannon Day. After showing some promotional videos, the crowd was hyped up with a mix from a DJ. Then Tekashi 6ix9ine performed a few songs. After his set was over he informed the crowd that he wasn’t going to participate in the games. His reasoning was that he didn’t want to be made fun of and end up on YouTube. The crowd responded by booing him off stage after an overall good performance. Next, the two teams were brought out and each cast member was introduced. The black squad consisted of Eman Hudson, Charlie Clips, DC Young Fly, Rip Michaels, and Conceited. Nick Cannon led the red squad with Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, IamZoie, and Justina Valentine.

The two teams went head to head playing several games from the show. They played “Wildstyle” (a freestyle battle of comedic insults over a beat), “Pick up and Kill It” (an acapella freestyle back and forth of comedic insults), “Let Me Holla” (a competition of pick-up lines),

They even brought fans on the stage for the “Family Reunion” game in which everyone sings along “at the family reunion, who we introducing?” followed by a cast member introducing someone in a funny way. Every game is judged by DJ D-Wrek who gives a point with a bell if the line was good or a buzzer indicating it was no good.

The stand-up sets were some of the best parts of the show. DC Young Fly got hilariously nasty as expected but also wholeheartedly told his story and gave his thanks to God.

Rip Michaels’s set was almost entirely freestyle interaction with the crowd. He unforgettably snatched two weaves and ran away from the furious women. Unfortunately, Katt Williams never performed or even showed up to my knowledge.

Nick Cannon, being from Southeast San Diego, had to bring out some local legends. Those surprise guests were Mitchy Slick and Ryan Anthony. They performed many local hits such as “Trigeration Station” and “Imperial”. The scheduled Rick Ross delivered a great show along with fire and confetti to make a perfect end to a perfect show. He was even seen hollering at and walking away with one of the Wild’n Out girls.

Images by Johnnie Crow

Words by Jaggar Vrana

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