Nick Cannon, an American rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality, speaks to The New York Times on the reason behind the donning of a ‘headgear’ which he corrects the terminology to a turban and dastaar – and one inspired by his study of the Sikh faith which regards it as a sign of royalty, respect and responsibility.

Though what he wears is nothing like a Sikh turban, his reason for wearing it is surely sincere and a clear understanding on why the Sikhs wear it and what message they send by crowning themselves with it.