There are pranksters, and then there's Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon. The two celebrities are not necessarily known for going for a Punk’d moment, but this week the two of them have established a seriously entertaining and high-stakes prank war. In response to a birthday prank from Cannon to Hart involving a llama, on Thursday, Hart got back at The Masked Singer host big time.
Kevin Hart shared a very real picture of a digital billboard he set up in Los Angeles on his Instagram account. On the billboard, Hart published Nick Cannon’s phone number as a line for people to call for “advice on fatherhood.” Check it out:
Yeah, that happened! As Kevin Hart shared, the billboard was also posted in Atlanta and New York City, along with the internet thanks to the post above. The billboard was Hart’s way of getting back at Nick Cannon for sending him an actual llama on his birthday in June. The prank definitely worked too, as Cannon took to his Instagram story to update that he’s been taking FaceTime calls all day:
Nick Cannon shared videos of himself on the phone with fans freaking out as a lot of calls flooded in. Cannon looks like he was taking calls one after the other, giving people some brief moments of his time before getting to the next callers. In one post, he called Kevin Hart an asshole and said his phone hadn’t stopped ringing all day. My guess is he’ll have to change it at some point and alert all of his contacts of his new personal number.
Along with being a nice tie-in to Hart's Netflix hit Fatherhood, the prank is a bit of a dig at Nick Cannon’s personal life too. The personality has been welcoming kids left and right recently. Cannon is a father of seven who most recently became the dad of twins with his current partner Abby De La Rosa on June 14, and a son on June 23 with model Alyssa Scott. And prior to that, his fourth child, Powerful Queen Cannon, was born in December 2020. That’s four kids in the past year if you’re keeping count.
Kevin Hart was getting back at Nick Cannon for a prank that had him surprised that he was at his house with a living, breathing llama. Check out Hart’s hilarious reaction:
Chances are Kevin Hart doesn’t have much time to take care of a llama in between his many upcoming projects, including the Borderlands movie with Jamie Lee Curtis and Cate Blanchett, and a talk show coming to Peacock called Hart to Heart. Whose prank was better, Nick’s or Kevin’s? Vote in our poll below.