I sort of feel sorry for Nick Cannon. For whatever reasons, he fell in love with Mariah Carey and ever since, has become the laughingstock of Hollywood. Not only just for dating her, let alone marrying her, but because it’s become a running joke that Mariah does treat Nick like either an assistant or a child and in this case, it seems to be the latter.
Mommy Mariah has chosen a good gig for Nick that will let her keep an eye on him while making sure he’s bringing in some of that dough too. Because really, she can’t be expected to fund that lingerie closet all on her own. (She really has one. I saw it on Cribs and it is HUGE! yuck) Anyways, it sounds like Mariah’s commands are that Nicky-baby get a nice, quiet, solid job hosting a lame-ass show instead of doing what he truly wants and loves. For obvious reasons, Nick is taking issue with this. From Pop Crunch,
“Tabloid tattles claim Nick is afraid taking a job held by Regis Philbin and Jerry Springer could make him an even bigger of jokes in the entertainment industry and he only accepted the position after persistent urging from his wife. The former rapper even fears Madame Butterfly, 37, may have used her influence as a pop icon to snag the post for him.
“Nick thinks Mariah may have pulled strings to with Simon Cowell and FremantleMedia, the show’s producers, to land him the job,” says an Enquirer insider, who adds that “Mariah insisted it would be a great opportunity. She told Nick it would raise his visibility tremendously and could be a springboard for other things.”
Nick, who is afraid of appearing “over the hill” before he’s even 30, isn’t so sure.
“Nick has wanted desperately to carve out a niche for himself, but Mariah didn’t want him to leave her side to do DJ jobs in Las Vegas and other places. As far as she is concerned, hosting America’s Got Talent will keep him busy and out of trouble.”
I do think deciding to take this job will end up badly for Nick. Not because I don’t enjoy the show and not because I think there’s anything wrong with hosting it. I do think there’s something wrong with being a grown man and not being able to make your own decisions. I keep wondering when this marriage is going to fall apart just because Mariah’s so, well, Mariah. I don’t think anyone should be forced to deal with her for long periods of time. But he seems to keep hanging in there. Like I said, for whatever reasons.