Nick Cannon fires back after Twitter hate messages

Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 20:08 PM IST

London: R&B singer Mariah Carey`s husband Nick Cannon has fired back after receiving a barrage of disparaging messages on his Twitter.com page.

``The America``s Got Talent`` host has re-posted a series of nasty comments that mocked the star with insulting labels like "gay and annoying" among others sent to him by disgruntled fans.

Cannon admitted that he is a soldier and will not take it lying down being "bullied" by his harsh critics.

"I was just showing y``all the type of stuff I deal with every morning. Got to make sure I got my armour on... I never start stuff with anyone. I like making people smile. But y``all know the enemy is busy... but I will not be bullied... Some of the stuff is too disrespectful to retweet. But don``t trip (worry) y``all I can handle it, I``m a soldier I actually enjoy being the underdog," the Daily Express quoted Cannon as tweeting.

"Funny how people think I started all this stuff w/ (with) everyone, when I``m just protecting my own. Cowards yell from afar but never want 2 (sic) step up," he added.

ANI