Former America’s Got Talent (AGT) host Nick Cannon says he’s “standing firmly” with Gabrielle Union after her dismissal from the talent competition series.

In an interview with VLADTV, Cannon was asked about his thoughts on what happened between Union and AGT.

“Gabby’s my girl. I’ve been standing firmly with her and support whatever she needs,” he said. “It’s serious over there.”

“It was some eyeopening events that occurred that really just shed light on some cultural insensitivities, ultimately when it comes to women and when it comes to how the show is ‘produced,’” Cannon said, using air quotes.

Cannon said that after working at AGT “for damn near a decade” he had seen “these things and it’s a giant machine but if you really take the time to step back you’d be like, yo, there’s some things going on that are truly not fair.”

He said the public should be informed “on the way a lot of the contestants are handled, the way a lot of the judges are handled.”

“I just believe it’s an institutional issue, especially when dealing with a company like Fremantle that’s based out of the U.K. and a lot of their producers don’t understand the cultural sensitivities of American culture,” Cannon said.