Nick Cannon has been called a major success, but he’s also been labeled as corny at times.
The former tag has to do with the 39-year-old making major moves in the area of television, since he got his start on Nickelodeon at a young age. And later he hosted popular shows like “America’s Got Talent” and “The Masked Singer.”
Plus, he’s seen success on the big screen, in the business world and he’s also a stand-up comedian, as well as a rapper.
The “corny” tag may come from Cannon’s fashion choices, as he seems to play dress up at times.
One day, for example, for no reason, he’ll be decked out in ’80s attire, complete with a Kangol and a gold rope chain. The next, he’ll be wearing a Louis Vuitton bulletproof vest with a matching Hannibal Lecter mask, like he did at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Or it’s possible that Cannon gets hit with the “corny” title simply because he doesn’t embrace a thug persona.
In a recent chat with the New York Post’s Page Six, he talked about the word and said it doesn’t bother him at all.
“I’m always focused on making the best business move, so it’s funny to me,” Cannon explained.
“I always ask people to describe ‘corny’ … The people you consider corny are the most successful, the most non-problematic and the ones that get all the girls,” he added. “So I like when people call me corny. Nobody likes being in the trenches, so you can call me a square all day.”
Next, Cannon will star in the basketball film “She Ball” with Chris Brown, slated to hit theaters next year. Cannon wrote, produced and directed the upcoming release, which also stars Evan Ross, Faizon Love, DC Young Fly and Cedric the Entertainer.
“‘She Ball’ is about community and the inclusive nature of controlling your own background,” he explained. “It’s a story that doesn’t have any boundaries. It’s a sports movie, it’s a love story, and it’s a comedy.”