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What possibly could have made Howard Stern contemplate quitting his judging post on America's Got Talent Monday night? Being the first to hit the "X" on a 7-year-old Philadelphia rapper, that's what. Watch below!
Monday night's episode introduced the world to Mir Money, a young gentleman whose confidence had the crowd cheering. He even had the judges enamored with his promise to use the prize money to support his family. Sadly, his rapping skills weren't quite up to par, and Stern was the first to buzz Mir Money off.
The youngster shot Stern a hurt look, but kept on rapping. Then Stern's fellow judge Sharon Osbourne hit the buzzer as well, and Money was forced to stop his performance.
"First of all, you're a very nice young man, you know that. No one likes hitting the 'X' on a 7-year-old. You're very brave to get up there at 7 years old," Stern said to Mir Money before the young rapper burst out in tears.
The crowd started booing, and host Nick Cannon came out onto the stage to comfort Mir Money. "That's a mean man right there," he said, as Stern rushed to the stage to "fix everything."
Stern then knelt in front of Mir Money and gave him a hug. "I'm so sorry. You're a terrific young man. You are so brave," Stern, 58, said. "This job is too rough for me, I don't really want to do it anymore."
"I'm going to be honest with you, I don't want to make you cry," Stern continued. "It's funny, I've met many rappers -- I'm on the radio, I interview them -- none of them are quite as good as you."
Mir Money was escorted off the stage, and when Stern was asked to make his final vote, he said he wanted the 7-year-old to stay. But Osbourne and Howie Mandel knew it wasn't the right call, and gave Mir Money the boot. Stern just kept saying how he wasn't cut out for the job of making 7-year-olds cry, but he seemed to have come to terms with it by the end of the episode.
"I hit the buzzer because I have to be fair to everyone," Stern said. "Whoever gets up on that stage runs that risk."