Summer is officially here for students from Waipahu High School.
For many of them, this was the perfect way to celebrate.
“Do you guys know why you’re here today?” KHON2 asked.
“To see Nick Cannon!” said Waipahu High School student Alice Leo.
“Are you guys excited?” KHON2 asked.
“Yeah. Yes, we are,” Leo said.
“Why are you guys here tonight?” KHON2 asked.
“Oh, ’cause we won a voting competition on the internet for a Nick Cannon concert.,” said Waipahu High School student Timoteo Vaitului.
“Are you a huge Nick Cannon fan?” KHON2 asked.
“Of course,” said Vaitului.
The comedian, rapper, and TV personality teamed up with local radio station 102.7 Da Bomb.
The contest was open to Oahu high school students. The school with the most votes got the private concert, which was held at the 50th State Fair.
Cannon says he’s excited to be back in the islands and wants to share his love for music with the youth.
“It’s all about the music. I have a new single right produced by Afrojack called ‘Looking for a Dream.’ So other than that, we just getting out here. Music has always been my first love and deejaying and stuff, so I wanted to come to Hawaii and spread my music skills a little bit,” Cannon said.
That’s exactly what he did.
“Why do you feel that it’s important to do these kinds of special concerts?” KHON2 asked.
“It’s always about the youth and giving back and letting them know that you care. I mean, that’s the core fan base as well, when you think about just the young people. They’re the future. And they’re the ones that are gonna continue making the world a better place. So if I can rock with them, I’m rocking with the right team,” Cannon said.
Even with his busy schedule, Cannon finds time to perform for multiple schools on the mainland. He hopes to return to the islands in the future.
“How could you turn down Hawaii? Any school that wants to bring me out here, I’ll be here,” Cannon said.