Nick Cannon's whiteface Instagram pics rile social media



Nick Cannon's whiteface Instagram pics rile social media

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Mar 25, 2014

It is either pure genius or pure insanity.

Rapper Nick Cannon recently posted photos and videos of himself in whiteface to Instagram. He did so in an effort to promote his upcoming album "White People Party Music."

The photos sparked numerous angry comments, and even charges of racism. But Cannon also has his defenders who think what he did was hilarious. 

In the photos, Cannon is wearing a light-colored wig and makeup, a beanie hat, jeans and a white T-shirt under a plaid shirt. He also dubbed himself as "Connor Smallnut." 

Cannon also shared an Instagram pic of Robert Downey Jr.'s blackface character from the movie "Tropic Thunder," giving the character a shout out.

Cannon hasn't exactly kept quiet himself. He took to Twitter to tell people to relax and has been responding to many of the comments directed at him.

He even changed the background of his Twitter page to the "Connor Smallnut" character.

As the saying goes, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Nick Cannon has definitely succeeded in drawing attention to himself and the fact that his new album is due to be released April 1.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to