TMZ caught up with Nick on Monday and asked the “Drumline” actor about his choice to work with the “Pills and Automobiles” singer.
Cannon quickly snapped back at paparazzi when they asked him about working with Chris despite his tarnished past with domestic abuse.
When it comes to dudes with sordid pasts–which in Brown’s case means a history of domestic violence–Nick was quick to suggest that the public is harder on black men than white ones. To be fair, I don’t see anyone burning their Miramax DVDs either.
Except, there’s one critical difference here: Brown was convicted of felony assault for beating up Rihanna, whereas Madonna denied the allegations that then-husband Penn abused her in the '80s.
“I look back at that picture and I’m like ‘That’s not me, bro, that’s not me,’” he said. That’s going to haunt me forever.” Brown ultimately was charged with one felony count of assault and one felony count of making criminal threats.
He was spared jail time and was given five years’ probation and 180 days of community service.
“Nick spends most of his time with Mariah and the kids. There seems to be hope that they will get back together permanently.” However, an additional Carey insider told PEOPLE that they were nothing more than pals.
I’ll hold my snark for the sake of journalistic integrity, but you can imagine the smoke coming out my ears as I write this.
ANYWAY, Nick isn’t holding back about the shade he’s getting on Twitter for attaching Brown to the film.
“Honestly, they are co-parenting,” says the insider.
Carey has recently been seen out with her on-again-off-again boyfriend Bryan Tanaka, swimming with sharks over the July 4th weekend.