By Mike Larkin for MailOnline
Published: 21:34 EST, 17 September 2014 | Updated: 04:33 EST, 18 September 2014
He likes to think of himself as the new Mr Showbiz.
And Nick Cannon certainly added sparkle to his outfit for the America's Got Talent finale by wearing the world's most expensive shoes.
The cheesy television star posed with his thumbs up as he flaunted the $2.2m Tom Ford slip-ons, which he was wearing barefoot.
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Stealing the limelight: Nick Cannon upstaged the contestants with his $2m AGT grand finale shoes on Wednesday
Smug Nick, 33, seemed delighted by the footwear, which have 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds set onto white gold, with a total carat weight of 340 carats.
To top off his distinctive look, he was also wearing an eye-poppingly expense looking designer watch.
And it has emerged Nick has been planning blinged up brogues since last year.
Top Beverly Hills jeweller Jason Arasheben, who created the shoes, told Women's Wear Daily: 'Not very often do I get a request for the most expensive shoes in the world.
'When Nick approached me last year, he said he wanted to make history and be so over the top.
Nick Cannon shows off $2.2m slip-ons on America's Got Talent
Bling it on: Nick Cannon showed off the $2.2m shoes he hoped would make a splash at the AGT finale
Bedazzling the crowd: The slip-ons have 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds set onto white gold with a total carat weight of 340 carats
Shoe beauty: He could not resist showing off his ridiculously ostentatious shoes on the red carpet
He wanted to set a new standard in diamonds. 'How can we make the most expensive pair of shoes in the world and make this finale special?' he asked me.
'We didn't want him looking like Frankenstein when he walked, we still needed to consider functionality.
'He's not going to win a race or play basketball with these. It's still a piece of jewelry. As long as he's not too overly aggressive in the shoes, everything should be all right.'
One to watch: He was also wearing a dazzlingly expensive Rolex timepiece in the cheesy pictures
Who needs ruby slippers: When you can have diamond encrusted slip on shoes
Nick should certainly have plenty of extra cash when his divorce from megarich Mariah Carey goes through.
They are said to be warring over the split of their assets, with the diva worth a mammoth $510m, while her estranged other half has a relatively meagre fortune of just $20m
The dynamic duo got married back in 2008, and have two children together, three-year-old fraternal twins Monroe and Moroccan.
In the money: Nick will be able to buy the footwear outright when his divorce from megarich Mariah Carey goes through
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