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Nick Cannon to Release Album as Alter Ego 'Connor Smallnut,' Wears Whiteface

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Controversy is swirling around Nick Cannon's new album, but it's not the music of the 33-year-old husband to Mariah Carey that's raising eyebrows.
The African-American comedian and host of Americas Got Talent, 33, is releasing his first album in 11 years, and his first as a "white man." Cannon assumes the alter ego of "Connor Smallnut" (a persona that requires Cannon to wear whiteface make-up).
He posted a photo of himself on Instagram saying, "It's official... I'm White!!!"
Cannon joins David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust) and Garth Brooks (Chris Gaines) with the alter ego transformation. He will also likely join the ranks of Ted Danson and Julianne Hough, both of whom received backlash for wearing blackface.
White People Party Music drops in stores on April 1 (April Fools' Day).

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