The America's Got Talent host directed and stars in King of the Dancehall, which features rapper Busta Rhymes, Whoopi Goldberg, and Louis Gossett Jr., and Cannon has now teamed up with bosses at YouTube Red to release the movie, about a New Yorker who has to restart his life in Jamaica.

The film features documentary footage from dancehalls and well-known musicians.

"Music and dance are universal themes, and I'm excited to partner with YouTube to bring a story about the world's sexiest dance tradition to its massive audience," Mariah Carey's ex-husband tells "This film invites viewers into a vibrant, yet little known world outside the Caribbean - the dancehall - the Jamaican dancehall."

The film will be released later this year (17).