Before he posted his “new look” on Instagram, it seems, Cannon was trying to garner attention in a different and, perhaps, worse way. He’d done an interview with popular Los Angeles radio station Power 106 on March 27, where he got the bright idea to list the celebrity women he’d had sex with … March 27 is also his wife’s birthday. Duh!
C’mon, Cannon. You’re making yourself hard to defend—or support—when you’re a married father of two who kisses and tells like a 13-year-old boy who acts like he’s going through an identity crisis. One day it’s bonding with the boys, showing up at a hip-hop radio station in an atypical wife beater and gold chains to bond with the guys by bragging about your sexual exploits. The next day you’re in whiteface and leopard-fur hair wanting to appear highbrow about race. It reads as either desperate or an identity crisis, and neither makes me want to buy the music.
Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life and the upcoming Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go-to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love. Follow her on Twitter.