Nick Cannon is displaying a side of his character that most of the media is slow to report in the wake of his impending divorce with Mariah Carey.
His charitable side.
The multifaceted celebrity is has just parted with a pair of $2 million dollar shoes that will auctioned off on a future date for charity.
Nick Cannon is helping to keep a New York City children’s hospital open by donating the $2 million (£1.25 million) diamond-encrusted loafers he recently wore on the America’s Got Talent finale to board executives.The actor, rapper and TV host had the pricey pair specially made by designer Jason Arashenen, with each shoe boasting more than 14,000 full-cut diamonds set in white gold, with a weight of 340 carats.
Cannon showed off the fancy fashion during the last episode of America’s Got Talent’s ninth season in September (14) and he has since handed them over to the St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Queens, New York.
Cannon also expressed his desire to keep St. Mary’s strong in the community, telling MSN, “(I want) to keep this children’s hospital going. It’s one of the oldest children’s hospitals in New York. You go in there and it puts everything in a proper perspective. You see all that they’re going through and that they can still have a smile on their face. I get so much out of it.”
Check out the flicks of pricey loafers in the gallery below.
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