It may have been Will Smith who rapped “in West Philadelphia born and raised/on the playground is where I spent most of my days,” but it’s seven year-old Philadelphian rapper Mir Money who will be doing just that after having his dreams of winning ‘America’s Got Talent’ crushed by Howard Stern.
Stern, who joined the show as a judge only last week, caused the young rapper from to cry on national television after giving feedback of his performance.
Actually, now that we think about it, Stern never managed to get to the feedback. All he got to say before the waterworks started was, “First of all you’re a very nice young man. You know that. No one likes hitting the X on a seven-year-old. You’re very brave to get up there at seven years-old.” What a crime.
But contrary to popular belief, Stern does have a heart, and immediately went to comfort the heartbroken boy. Shocking–we know.
Stern offered Mir Money a hug, an apology, and a pep talk. He told him, “I’m so sorry … You’re a terrific young man. You are so brave. This job is too rough for me … I don’t want to make you cry. I’ve met many great rappers … [and] none of them are quite as great as you.”
The show’s host, Nick Cannon, escorted the devastated young rapper offstage after the kid agreed that everything was “cool” between him and Stern. Stern then turned to the audience and pleaded, “I’m not cut out for this … I can’t do it. Radio is for me. I made a mistake.”
Stern–the only mistake you made was letting Mir Money on stage in the first place.
J-Connection: Howard Stern was born into a Jewish family that lived in Queens, New York. We guess he wasn’t rapping on the streets as a kid.