With Ashanti present, Nick Cannon reveals his rapper alter-ego Murda Count Harlem, and claims he wasn't there.
It went viral when Nick Cannon playfully proposed to Ashanti at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the comedian claims it wasn't him.
In New York, a man who looked strikingly like the Wild N Out host was spotted on the red carpet at the star-studded awards presentation on Sunday night.
A beautiful bondage-style garment worn by Ashanti, lead singer of Foolish, at Brooklyn's Barclays Center inspired the story.
The R&B artist was approached by a man with red hair, a sparkling white vest, slacks, and gold boots, who dropped down on one knee and pretended to propose. Ashanti's hand was kissed by Nick during the romantic moment.
It was widely reported that it was Nick, and he became a hot topic on Twitter, but he's now denying it.
After his name was trending WORLDWIDE again for something he didn't do, the comedian wrote: 'I have to say y'all are trippin on this stuff!' [sic]
Im releasing a talk show on the 27th of september! This is not the way I want to spend my time at the VMAs! This new rapper named @MurdaCountHarlem has no resemblance to @MurdaCountHarlem. #respectfully
No, it wasn't me,' said Scary Movie star Marlon Wayans in one of the comments. 'They're just making us confused,' I thought.
People who follow the star pointed out that Murda Count Harlem had exactly the same arm tattoos as Nick.
"Crazy how y'all have the same tattoos," said one. "We notice your tattoos," said another.
Another skeptic remarked, 'That is your alter ego, stop lying'.
In the words of another, there is no hiding the tattoos on Nick Cannon; as another put it, "That's obviously Nick Cannon."
There you are Nick "You've recently created an Instagram account as well," said another.
Although the rapper's bio claims he has six platinum albums, Nick linked to Murda Count Harlem's Instagram page, which looks to be fresh new with zero postings and little over 8,000 followers. ' 'The one and only MURDAAAA!