Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon have been the best of friends for a long time. Hart, a comedian, actor and star of the Netflix film “Fatherhood,” and Cannon, a rapper, actor and T.V. host for the show “Wild N Out,” have been trying for months to outdo each other and win in a battle of pranks.
Cannon’s latest prank was in line with the premiere of his self-titled talk show as the comedian shared that he broke into Hart’s plane hangar and wrapped his private jet with a picture of his face to promote the new show.
The plane prank was a response to Hart publishing Cannon’s phone number on a billboard in July for the public to ask for fatherly advice.
Keep reading below to find out all the deets about their prank wars and the friendship that the two share.
How Cannon Revealed The Jet Prank
Cannon revealed his latest prank in a clip that he shared via his Instagram page. The clip showed a surprised Hart who arrived at his plane hangar to discover that his private jet had a large poster of Cannon’s face all over one side of the jet and that the poster promoted the new Nick Cannon talk show.
Cannon tagged Hart and captioned the post with, “Snuck into @kevinhart4real private hanger over the weekend and personally wrapped his Leer Jet with my whole face!. So now everywhere he flys he will be promoting my New Show!!! Gotcha Back Byaaaach!!!.”
He later revealed on the talk show that the plane wrapping wasn’t permanent and would only come off after at least a month.
He also added hashtags to tease Hart, such as #PrankWars, #WeDontStop, #NickCannonShow, and “Kevin Rides The Cannon!!!”
Previous Pranks Cannon & Hart Have Played On Each Other
The plane prank is only the latest installment in a series of hilarious and epic pranks the host and actor have pulled all summer.
The pranks began on July 9, when Cannon gifted Hart a Llama for his 42nd birthday. The Llama arrived in a parade of women who wore shirts that read “Happy Birthday Kevin” and with a birthday message from Cannon that read, “Since I’m having all these new kids, I thought I would bless you with a new one as well. Save the drama for your Llama. Happy birthday.”
Hart’s response came in the same month when he posted Cannon’s phone number on several billboards in L.A., New York and Atlanta. He made a post of the billboards on his Instagram and stated that he did it in response to Cannon’s generous gift.
He captioned the photo with, “..Here is a digital billboard in Los Angeles….I also did some in ATL & N.Y..if u want any advice on fatherhood please call my BEST FRIEND @nickcannon..I’m sure his phone has been ringing nonstop. GOTCHA BACK BITCH”
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Hart Was The First Guest On Cannon’s New Talk Show
After the reveal of the jet prank, Hart made an appearance on Canon’s talk show to speak about the prank and their prank wars in the past.
In the interview, he asked Hart how it felt to ride the “Cannon,” and he replied, “It feels like I’ve lost, That’s how it feels, Nick. It feels like you had one in the hole and you saved it. Not only did you get my flight information so you could go and obviously wrap my plane which is brilliant. You somehow managed to manipulate me into being your first guest. This is genius.”
Cannon then replied, raising his hands in the air as a show of triumph; he said, “Evil genius.”
However, when he asked Hart how he planned to retaliate to the plane prank, Hart gave an ominous response and simply said, “Oh, you got a good one coming, buddy.”
Hart and Cannon’s Friendship Beyond The Pranks
Hart and Cannon have been friends even before they became celebrities, and the duo recently reminisced on their life-long friendship on Hart’s talk show “Hart to Heart.” They described what their friendship was like before they both made it big.
According to a post by Vibe, Hart revealed that he once envied Cannon because he was “clicking so fast” and “putting the beads together so quick.” In responding to this, Cannon said that although he has never been a competitive person, he fully understood what Hart was talking about.
In the end, fans of both celebrities are thankful that they have been extremely successful in their respective careers and can now support and prank each other.
They have also left fans anticipating what the next wild prank in their prank wars will be or if the two will choose instead to fulfill fans wishes to star in a film together.