Nick Cannon is principal for the day at Dreyfoos School of the Arts

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Nick Cannon said what the students at Dreyfoos School of the Arts wanted to hear. "It is an honor and a pleasure to be here, I am you principal for the day….so no homework for the rest of the day or week!" 

He also performed his latest hit in the cafeteria.

Some students got to get up close and personal with the "America's Got Talent" star. Some even have selfies as proof.

"It's really inspiring because I'm trying so hard to be an artist and to make it out there in the big world and when he comes, and he supports us like that, it's really, really inspiring so thank you Nick Cannon," said  Micaliah Lockhart who wants to be a singer herself.

Cannon said, "All these kids are so talented, and truly inspirational I mean to know they keep this positive attitude toward the end of the school year so I just wanted to come and fellowship with them and hang out and let them know keep their head's up."

Nick says he was no stranger to detention.

He said he wanted to see if he could pass the punishment along. "I thought about sending some kids to detention.  I didn't have to do that…some faculty members though, they was up on me a little bit. A few of them needed to have some time out or something."