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In case you were wondering, no, Nikko Smith of American Idol fame is not the Nikko who stars in that new sex tape we heard about yesterday. That particular project is all about Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Mimi Faust and her boyfriend, also named Nikko.

Seeing as Nikko’s not a particularly common name, Nikko of Idol, who placed ninth back in the fourth season, wants to set the record straight: He is not the Nikko in the tape but appreciates the confusion.

Yep, you read that right. Nikko tells TMZ that he’s been getting non-stop phone calls and tweets from friends, family, and fans asking if he’s the stud in Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta and he’s disappointed to say he’s not. Why? As TMZ puts it, Nikko in the video is “hung like a moose.” We’ll take your guys’ word for that one.

Since his Idol days, the 31-year-old has kept busy working on new music and videos (of the safe for work variety). Who knows? Maybe this recent spike in attention might actually be of help to the up-and-coming star. As he puts it, “There could be worse things linked to my name. At least the guy didn’t murder someone.”

Sources: TMZ,

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