Celebrities overall are a strange lot. And when they conspire to work together towards a common goal, the results can often be unintentionally hilarious at best. This is exactly why the video for "Eat Dat Watermelon" is so incredibly ironic. Nas' assertion that the "corporate world" is "diluting our culture for nothing more than profit" seems earnest enough, except that last time I checked, no rapper was being held at gunpoint to turn out coontastic dances and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on trinkets. To add insult to injury, Nick Cannon (former "Gigolo") portrays one of the Mantan-esque rappers. In my opinion, it is entirely possible to drop gems while they're dripping from one's neck. I have learned to not hold my breath, however, waiting for this phenomenon to return to prominence. Someone please page me when they can explain the point of this public service announcement.