Last month Nick Cannon shocked fans after abruptly quitting his cushy co-hosting gig on America's Got Talent [click here if you missed that].
Nick shares the method behind his madness...
Nick Cannon tells Entertainment Tonight
''When people start to put restraints on my creativity, as an artist, I just have to stand on my square and stand for something. I've never operated for monetary gain. Money isn't one of the things that moves me or inspires me.
''I love [money]. I embrace it the way everyone else does on this planet, but I don't make decisions based off of it. [The decision wasn't emotional;] everything I do is calculated.''
''I feel like change is growth. I wish everyone the best. I wish all the new people involved the best.
''I wish the brand to continue to flourish. I've got love for the network, I've got love for the production, and I feel like I'm growing as an artist, and as a human being, to bigger and better things.''