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Nick Cannon New Album Whiteface Controversy: Is the Promotion of His New Record 'White People Party Music' Racist? [PIC]

First Posted: Mar 25, 2014 04:01 PM EDT

Nick Cannon stirs racism controversy by putting on a whiteface, thinking he can promote his upcoming new album, White People Party Music, that way.

The "America's Got Talent" host took to his Instagram account on Sunday (March 23) to share a snapshot of himself completely transformed into a Caucasian man named Connor Smallnut. The image showed him sporting a thick coat of makeup, a blonde wig, false teeth, as well as a white plain T-shirt underneath a plaid shirt, grey 80s-style jeans, glasses and a grey knit beanie hat.

"It's official... I'm white!!!" Cannon wrote the caption following. "#WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!! Dude Go Get It!!! Join The Party!!!! #GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft 'Bro I got drafted!!'"

The 33-year-old also posted a series of video clips where he is playing his new controversial persona by drastically changing his speech patterns, and exaggerating the tone of his voice and actions. When some of the followers did not react so nicely to his latest social media antics, Nick Cannon responded: "Duuuude everybody Chil-lax!!!! ~ Connor Smallnut. It's funny how people take themselves so seriously. People love drama! We feed off of it. Just relax and have fun!!"

He then shared a picture of Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, in which Cannon was satirically referring to the actor's movie role Kirk Lazarus, who wears a blackface. "Shout out to @RobertDowneyJr This is one of my favorite characters of all time!" he captioned the image. "There is a big difference between Humor and Hatred."

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