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Nick Cannon urges Dane Cook to call him after turban criticism

The America's Got Talent host has been wearing the turban to express his "inner king".

Nick Cannon has invited Dane Cook to give him a call after the comic poked fun at his turban in an expletive-filled Instagram post.

The Good Luck Chuck star made his feelings clear about the TV personality's headgear in a lengthy rant on social media on Tuesday (06Dec16), hours after tuning in to the U.S. broadcast of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Monday night (05Dec16).

After spotting Cannon in the audience, rocking a bright pink turban, Cook took a photo of his ensemble and shared it on Instagram.

"Last night Nick Cannon wore this s**t," the funnyman wrote in the accompanying caption. "He put this on his head and he looked in a mirror and he walked away from the mirror without saying to himself, 'Hey self mayyyyyybe I shouldn't look like Zoltan (mythical king) and wear a f**king pink turban with one of the infinity stones from Avengers on it (sic)."

"He wore a matching tie and bottom lip lipstick too to match this horrific clothing mistake x10000...," Cook continued. "This pic makes me so frustrated that I want to delete it already and I think I will because this makes me want to quit Instagram."

Cook went on to insist he wasn't attacking Cannon's character, just his sense of style.

He added, "Don't get me wrong Nick is a good guy and he and I go way back but I'm gonna have to call Nick out here and say he Cannon't (sic) wear this f**king thing again."

Cook sparked a backlash among some followers, with many blasting him for his "ignorant" and "disrespectful" comments about Cannon's attire.

Nick, who first adopted the turban look months ago, even weighed in on the controversy himself, posting a collage of images featuring the America's Got Talent host wearing his turban on Wednesday (07Dec16).

Mariah Carey's ex-husband captioned the picture, "Yo @DaneCook call me so I can explain this Muthaf**kin King Business to you (sic)!!"

Dane has yet to respond, but Nick previously explained the turban represented his spirituality and his "inner king".

"It's a great conversation piece but it also allows me to express that spiritual side...," he recently told "I have a good time with it, but it actually does mean a lot to me."

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