For Throwback Thursday (Jan. 26) the 36-year-old entrepreneur took to Instagram to post a picture of his younger self trying his best to convince Beyonce, then with Destiny’s Child, to give him a chance. The innocent photo features Cannon, Bey and former Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson. In the picture, Beyonce appears cool and in control of the situation, Roberson obviously was ready for her close up but Nicholas on the other hand looks like he was indeed trying.

“Even in the 90’s I was always shootin’ my shot!” Cannon captured. “Beyonce was looking at me like ‘Little boy, please.’ In my teenage days I used to stalk Destiny’s Child! LOL Poppa Knowles was not feeling me at all!!

As we all know, former Destiny’s Child manager Mathew Knowles kept the quartet under tight supervision and wouldn’t let anyone–including future successful businessmen like Cannon–get close to his daughter.

Well…except Jay Z of course.