Nick Cannon Defends Mariah Carey
Tue, 12 May 2009 09:36:17
A leaked song from Eminem's upcoming Relapse record, "Bagpipes From Baghdad," has left Nick Cannon fuming. Apparently the rapper takes pot shots at Cannon—a.k.a. Mariah Carey's husband—throughout the song, which includes the lines "Nick Cannon better back the f--- up/I'm not playing/I want her back, you punk." (Eminem claims he dated Carey for six months—a claim she denies.)
"A mediocre (at best) Eminem record that sounds like it was written in 2001," Cannon wrote on his blog. "At first, I thought it was old material that had been dug up from when dude 'fantasized' about having a pretend fling with Mariah. But all of a sudden I hear my name in the verse! My first reaction was like, 'This is his new sh--? Wow, that's too bad.'"
Cannon went on and on, too, basically declaring war and saying, "So, Miss Marshall, I'm going to make you wish you never spoke my name and regret the ungodly things you said about my wife. This is going to be fun! It's however you want it! Just remember, you did this to yourself! Your legacy has now been tainted from this day forth! You will now be known as the rapper who lost to corny-ass Nick Cannon!"
—The ARTISTdirect Staff