“I’ma put it like this: If my marriage don’t work out, it is solely your (Big Boy’s) fault. So go ahead and feel that!”
Nick Cannon, “Big Boy’s Neighborhood”, July 5, 2014
Earlier this week, news leaked that the power couple that is Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have now parted ways in a quick, sudden divorce. Personally, I was shocked. I’m not a man that chooses to delve in celebrity relationship matters but I look up to Nick Cannon as a role model. He’s a brother that started off in the game young, paid his dues and is now self made and on the top of the world. So I took some free time to research up on what happened to cause them to drift apart. And I was left in shock.
Many reports have come out in the past few days about what happened to cause their marital union to far apart. Some sources say that Mariah felt that Nick wasn’t spending enough time with her, being engulfed in his different movie and television project. While that may have played a part in the tension, many sources say that Nick’s appearance on Los Angeles based radio personality Big Boy’s nationally syndicated radio show Big Boy’s Neighborhood drove a dagger through what was publicly perceived as a productive relationship.
After the interview, Nick Cannon stuck around and played the game “Give Me Five” for Big Boy’s YouTube Channel. The game entails Big Boy asking his celebrity guests five uncensored questions that couldn’t be addressed on the regular show. The discussion quickly tuned into Nick Cannon’s many sexcapades with known celebrities. Instead of dodging the question he engaged Big Boy in the question, putting himself in major hot water with his wife at home
Big Boy asked, “How many famous women has Nick Cannon been with?”
Nick directs his gaze to the sky, spins in his chair and stammers before replying, “What does ‘fame’ mean?”
“Man, that’s a whole lot!”Nick Cannon confidently proclaims, cutting him off, “I mean, if you think about it………this is L.A.! I mean, that’s the whole purpose. You have sex with actors, singers, models…..”
“I don’t want you to name ten.”
Big Boy nods, “Name five.”
Nick shrugs his shoulders, “That’s easy!”
“That will watch this and say, ‘He’s not lying. That’s not a liability lawsuit.’”
He quickly ponders and starts counting on his fingers, “Mariah Carey—“
“No, you gotta take Mariah out!”
“Nope, you didn’t say that.”
Big Boy chuckles, “Well go ahead then.”
Nick proceeds without a hitch, answering the infamous question that caused Mariah to allegedly file a divorce from him.
He giggles, “Mariah Carey, Christina Miliian, Nicole Scherzinger…….
Big Boy drops his mouth in awe, “Whoa!”
“Umm……these are people that people already know, Selita Ebanks, umm…..what’s another one that just easy that everybody already knows?”
He puts the icing on the cake by shouting out, “Oh, Kim Kardashian! There, five! This is easy.”
Big Boy dawned a confused stare, “Hey dude, I didn’t know about the…..I must be…..ok….I must be coming from under my rock. I didn’t know that Kim Kardashian thing.”
He sighed, “Yes you did Big.”
“No! Did anybody…….am I lying? Did y’all know this?”
Nick just proceeded to dig his own marital grave!
He laughed, “You probably forgot because there’s been a lot of people since me!”
Nick Cannon strikes me as a reasonably intelligent dude, brand conscious dude. I wouldn’t look up to him if he wasn’t. His business acumen is impeccable. But, what on earth possessed him to air out his dirty laundry to the world about how many celebrities he’s slept with? He relegated himself to tactics that I see every day from young men that go to my high school.
It’s one thing to brag to the fellas about who you’ve knocked down in the past. We naturally tend to boast and showout around our friends anyway. But you’re on an aftershow interview with a respected radio personality that has 51, 457 subscribers to date on his “BigBoyTV” YouTube channel and you choose to fire off people that you’ve messed around with? This is a tragic tale of when kissing and telling goes wrong!
We aren’t in any position to judge what Nick Cannon says or does with his life. But, that doesn’t mean that a lesson can’t be learned here. We need to start thinking with the heads on our shoulders and not with our sexual parts. What may feel good and euphoric now will come back to bite you later. Nick Cannon is a thirty-three year old man with two kids by this woman. What happens to them through this mess? Is it worth it to have the “male industry hoe” label tied to you again? What made him regress to this high school lunch table tactic?
Like I said, Nick Cannon is my man and I still do look up to him. However, he’s not above reproach. In my personal opinion he was wrong for indulging in that conversation when he has a wife at home that’s supposedly wanting to spend more time with him. Big Boy, when he came back around on July 5th to promote his MTV2 show Wildin’ Out jokingly said,
“Let me tell you something Mr. Nick Cannon. Every question doesn’t require a real answer.”
Hey, sometimes the funniest jokes are true…….
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