Nick Cannon Sports $2 Million Shoes on Red Carpet
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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According to reports, actor-mogul Nick Cannon has the Web in an uproar over a very expensive fashion choice. He sported $2 million, diamond-encrusted shoes designed by Tom Ford for the finale of “America’s Got Talent.”

The loafer has 14,000 diamonds and was created by California jeweler Jason Arasheben, founder and owner of Jason of Beverly Hills.

“Not very often do I get a request for the most expensive shoes in the world,” Arasheben toldWWD. “When Nick approached me last year, he said he wanted to make history and be so over-the-top. He wanted to set a new standard in diamonds. ‘How can we make the most expensive pair of shoes in the world and make this finale special?’ he asked me.”

Some critics thought the fashion statement to be too extravagant:

Does anyone else agree that it’s insane that @NickCannon‘s shoes are worth twice as much as the prize the finalists can win on @nbcagt

– Alex Mandel (@AlexMandel) September 17, 2014

Nick Cannon- Wasteful

– Lyrical Mess (@_Karate_Rocky_) September 19, 2014

With all the starving and homeless people in the world, only a huge douchebag would wear $2 million shoes…

– Diane (aka Trouble) (@dogmama217) September 19, 2014

Some laud the actor, citing his choice as one he has the right to make:

Yes they would have “@Dunnkenhines: Now if MJ would’ve worn those shoes nobody would’ve said nothin’ #NickCannon keep em talking lol” – Jennis The Menace ♉ (@SlimShady587) September 19, 2014

@Yo_ItsMONROE: Nick Cannon had on some 2 million dollar shoes! 😩😩 they were so beautiful though 😍 then he donated them to charity!”

– i am (@Joyamazin) September 19, 2014


The TV star and talent show judge says he plans to donate the shoes to charity.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.