Nick Cannon calls out Eminem for insulting Mariah Carey: Pick a side!

Eminemcanon_lIt’s been four whole days since the diabolically constructed controversy-generating machine that is Eminem’s Relapse leaked to the Web, and finally someone’s taken a bit of the abundant bait that Em is tossing at us all. Yes, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon has heard "Bagpipes from Baghdad," the Relapse track about him and his wife Mariah Carey, and he likes it about as much as you’d guess.

A sternly worded post this weekend on Cannon’s blog, which seems to have since disappeared (hmm), dismissed Em as being "still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago" and summed up Relapse as Eminem "rapping about when he used to be hot…Like when Al Bundy gloats about his High school football prime." Most explosively, Cannon accused Eminem of being racially insensitive: "I realized, that this so-called man has just disrespected and slanderized one of the world’s most significantly influential artists, one of the most notable BLACK females of our time, the incredibly cherished, globally loved and world-embraced woman of color, Mariah Carey…You sold your little records and made a little bit of change but now you are stepping in the wrong territory. You may have been able to rape and pillage our artform like an old school Caucasian con man and nobody said anything because we respected your talent, but now you’ve made the ultimate mistake."

Damn. I’m reluctant to side with Nick Cannon on anything, though I do give him points for admitting later in this blog post that he himself is "a corny, wack rapping, boy toy from Nickelodeon." But Cannon is right that "Bagpipes from Baghdad" is one of several Relapse tracks where Eminem crosses lines that don’t really need to be crossed — lines that he already crossed much more cleverly a decade ago. The funniest/saddest part is, this whole blow-up is probably more or less exactly what Eminem was hoping would happen when he dredged up his ancient alleged fling with Mariah on Relapse. So whose side are you on in this debate? Do you sympathize with Cannon’s spousal loyalty, or do you think he should learn to laugh at Eminem’s out-of-bounds jokes? And — gulp — what do you think of comparing Em to "an old school Caucasian con man"?

UPDATE: Read EW’s interview with Cannon about the whole flap here.

 

More from EW’s Music Mix:
Eminem’s Relapse leaks: Will you listen?
Eminem opens up about his struggle with addiction
Eminem challenged by Rick Ross: Who’d you rather see in a rap battle?

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  • Jay

    I love Mariah Carey, but Eminem is “raping and pillaging” Nick Cannon’s artform? Nick Cannon?? So Nick Cannon has more of a right to the artform of rap because he’s black? That’s ridiculous. And he really thinks that Eminem’s comments towards Mariah are racially fueled? True, Mariah might be BLACK, but she’s also WHITE, and I’m pretty sure Eminem doesn’t care. He’s insulting both sides of her.

    • tottie

      so wha eminem started it by briging up his old relationship with mariah it was 8 years ago let it go eminem and nick was taking up for his girl so he was n da right you wouldnt let a man talk to your wife like that if u had one would you i dont think so….

      • Pam

        If my wife was lying and Eminem could prove it I would be keeping my mouth shut…if I was in Nick’s shoes. He has made things much worse for Miriah now…Have you heard “The Warning”???? Miriah’s color has nothing to do with this. Move on past the race thing, it’s getting really really really old.

    • incA

      yahhhhhhhh giggty giggty goo

      • LIBBY

        So Pam wheres the proof eminem has???? I havent seen it and all i hear is eminem SAYING a bunch crap just like how he talks about how he murders people all the time. Its just rap and something to sell records. Still havent seen any proof!!!

    • Pinkandblack

      What do you mean “she might be black”? Of course she’s IS
      half black and half white.

    • hjs

      Let’s forget the whole black and white thing-shall we. The point is that he can’t stand the fact that he wasn’t able to disrespect this woman. Too bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • hjs

        Eminem does try and does disrespect women all over the place. He is really a woman-hater. Most men do not really care for women. You don’t have to call me a feminist because I am actually not a feminist. I just believe that women and men are different and shouldn’t try to be like each other, yet at the same time, they do deserve the same respect. The best thing that a woman can do is get the best education possible, read the bible, and wait to get married before sex. And not get deceived by someone who claims to be one way during dating, and then is someone else after he gets married. That’s where you need discernment and lots of prayer to Christ to show you if this is indeed the “right person for you”.

      • Dc skater

        Yea he did disrespect her idiot look up “the warning” it made Mariah shut her lying mouth and made me laugh

      • Violet

        His daughter is a girl so think about it.. she is going to grow up to be a woman, Soo…. how could he hate women? I agree he can be disrespectful, but it doesn’t mean he hates them…

  • John

    Nick Cannon should shut up and go take his wife’s dogs for their walk. And if Em is having to rap about an 8 year old fling then his career is in trouble.

    • Nina

      If you pay attention his career is getting better and better over the years. He is finally getting the credit he deserves. So no his career is not in trouble. When he doesn’t like people he is very open to telling it.

  • Adam

    Cannon = Jealous. He needs to lower himself to a gig on America’s got Talent. Lame.

    http://tvdonewright.com/2009/05/11/tv-tonight-monday-may-11th-2009/

    • jwizzzy

      you need to shut the front door and stop talkin about other people, cause i dont see you been famous and having to do anything like that HONEY so chill you balls.

  • Heather

    Eminem should try something else besides slamming other people. I think that is the only way to sell records for him. And I have to give Nick major props for sticking up for his chick. Even though Eminem would beat his tail.

    • dooby

      if thats the only way for him to sell records then why the f**k would he stop slamming other people?

      • james

        None of you sound like you ever listen to eminems music closely.. His lyrics make his music some of the best theres ever been. Doesnt matter what he wants to talk about his tracks rip.

      • alex

        hahaha! nice 1 :p

      • paola

        i think you should shut up if Eminem
        is singing those song there for a reason dont you think ??? if Mariah had dated Eminem why is she denying it huh

    • inca

      yah nick would get the beat up yahhhhh

      • Dc skater

        Yes yes he would

    • huda

      he just raps about killing people? well you obviously have not heard or listen to his music properly. respect to eminem for having the balls to say what he beileves and thinks.

      i LOVE eminem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • teddy

    So, um who is Nick Cannon? Seriously, I really didn’t know he was married to Mariah and didn’t know he hosted America’s Got Talent. I thought Jerry Springer hosted that? An I also didn’t know Em was even interested/liked/had-a-crush-on Mariah. All this is so news to me and I read EW everyday, hod did I miss the pop culture bit of gossip all these years????

    • EMINEM

      I know :S i thought jerry springer hosted americas got talent wtf when did he get sacked? thats the real story wtf JS no longer hosting AGT

  • Jay

    Dick Cannon = no talent
    Worldwide record sales = 200,000
    Grammys = 0
    2002 PG rated movie “Drumline” = $57M gross
    Eminem = talented
    Worldwide record sales = 75M+
    Grammys = 9
    2002 R rated movie “8 Mile” = $242M gross
    the end

    • tev

      tHAT’S FUNNY BECAUSE IT’S SO TRUE!

    • Jen

      I love this! I could not have said it better myself! Nick who? To add to Jay, Mariah is black but I do remember in her rise to fame it took some time for her to be proud of that. Eminem knows what he is and is at least proud of that.

    • inca

      yah u are awesome eminem he kicks anus nick sucks yahhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • D.V. Music

      HAHAHAHA, Nice.

    • Pinkandblack

      Drumline? Hmmm… I would say that Nick Cannon can be known as “DUMBline”

    • nate

      enought said em is the best nick is a** :)

    • Alicia

      Nick Cannon go die in a hole. No one cares about you. And what Eminem “used to be?” According to America, Eminem is still hot, and the one thing all of America has in common is that WE ALL HATE NICK CANNON’S GUTS.

      • Shar

        totally agree with you !!! :)

      • hjs

        From what we know, at least Nick Cannon respects his wife. Eminem didn’t respect his wife.

    • Princess

      so true! :) nick cannon is a loser and Eminem is a winner! hehe :D

    • hjs

      Eminem may have talent, but he has used his talent for evil rather than good. His wife, Kim, may have faults, and things that are not good about her, like all of us do; however, he sold his wife out when he wrote a song about killing her. And then he sang the song while she was in the audience, after he had promised not to. He does not love her selflessly, and never will. Real love is self-sacrifice, and putting the other person first. She also didn’t really love him either. They both cheated on each other. But his music has brought a lot of people down, and is demonic. Having talent doesn’t mean much if you don’t bring glory to God. God gave us talents to bring glory to him, not to ourselves. This is the opposite of what the world teaches. We want to glorify ourselves. People in the music industry bring glory to themselves through their music all the time, and usually will sell out people, including their fans, to make money. Some of them will actually try to put curses on the fans who buy their records.

  • Jay

    Dick Cannon = no talent
    Worldwide record sales = 200,000
    Grammys = 0
    2002 PG rated movie “Drumline” = $57M gross
    Eminem = talented
    Worldwide record sales = 75M+
    Grammys = 9
    2002 R rated movie “8 Mile” = $242M gross
    the end

    • dooby

      lmfao well that decides it ladies and gentlemen.

  • B Real

    This is interesting because eminem is like the greatest rapper alive and nick cannon is a joke. I dont think that em cares at all what he has to say becasue nick is a lame, talent less, nobody. Nick better shut up, or his joke of a career will be over quite soon.

  • Ben

    I don’t care. Mariah is nothing to me and neither is Nick Cannon. Or Eminem. However, I don’t see why Mariah is considered black. Her mother is caucasian and her father is from Venezuela. Wouldn’t that make her Latina?

    • Mr. Lowe

      Weeeeell, I wouldn’t say Eminem’s the BEST rapper alive. He’s REALLY high up there…but not THE best alive.

      • Zizoor9

        Probly a black Venezuelan, like there is black American

    • Paul

      well looked her up and it said her mom is irish decent and her dad is afro-latin decent. i think you forgot that part. know your facts before you write them down

      • Pam

        Who cares, her color has nothing to do with any of this.

    • Jen

      That is an excellent question!

    • yomammafez@hotmail.com

      yea she is like afro venezuelan ..which makes her white, black/ hispanic or latina…she’s just wrong for never admitting any of that..TOTAL FAKE i used to love her music until i found out she never admits unkess hse has to.

    • Pinkandblack

      No she is not Latina. She is half-black, half-white and half-irish.

      • HAHA!!!

        Ok… read what you wrote! LOL
        Half black, half white and half irish?? Wouldn’t that be 1/3 of each… not half?? Wow…
        That being said…
        People, drop the race issue… it’s not an issue!

    • hjs

      She is black and white like Barack Obama. And its nothing to be ashamed of. Don’t know why people put shame on this.

  • SHADYJ

    Nick Cannon has to pull the race card even though there is no credibility to what he is fucn talking about!!!
    That is the only way that Nick could possibly get any attention for his comments, is by trying to play the race card!!! Em tore his dumb wife up & he just can not stand it!!!
    Take it dummy!!!

    • huda

      yea i reckon
      he knows eminem beat his a**

  • SHADYJ

    Nick Cannon has to pull the race card even though there is no credibility to what he is fucn talking about!!!
    That is the only way that Nick could possibly get any attention for his comments, is by trying to play the race card!!! Em tore his dumb wife up & he just can not stand it!!!
    Take it dummy!!!

  • Ginger

    Eminem is back! I think Nick got the whiff that this is a fight he doesn’t want to be in. Stay down, Nick! Just play dead!

  • kyla

    Eminem looks desperate for attention to still be churning out the same old predictable lyrics. Dude is 36 years old and needs to rap about something with susbstance instead of Mariah, Lindsey, and homophobia.
    Not a fan of Mariah or Nick, but Eminem just looks pathetic here. Seriously dude, move on!

    • Rob

      Yea but if it sells records then do it. Themusic industry is having a hrad time selling records now. CONTROVERSY SELLLS its his job, it just so happens that he is clowning a black man in a black art form. Em is selling more records then black rappers are, dont hate

    • David

      Oh yeah did you FAIL to listen or even watch the obsessed Video that Mariah put out before Eminem put out the warning? so to comment on your nonsence rambling Kyla she threw the first strike and he gave his side of it. You would do the same thing if someone slammed your ass if they started it, and btw about 4-5 years ago Ryan Seacrest asked her a question on how many people she slept with and she kind of avoided the question and the hesitantly answered 5 which if you have to think that long and then give an answer like that she is lying. Then she even admitted in the radio interview that she did DATE Eminem. Ryan Seacrest made a joking comment about oh am I one of them you slept with? hahahaha and her reply was we will see. she is a hoe and nick cannon has not done anything with his career, Nick cannon needs to stop the damn race game and sit back and let his wife deal with it she is not all what she is cracked up to be

      • LIBBY

        David what you wrote made no sense at all. If your going to say that Eminem was just defending himself then i guess you FAILED to listen to bagpipes in baghdad that came out way before Mariahs obsessed was even on the shelf. So get your facts straight. Who cares about race who cares about who makes more money and who cares about how many people someone slept with! seriously if Mariah doesnt want THE WHOLE WORLD knowing how many people she has slept with WHO CARES!!!! The problem stems from Mariah and Nick defending themselves after Eminem busts out lyrics about a “thing” that happened 8 years ago. I personally like all 3 of them but in this situation it sounds like Eminem is a jealous drama King. Sorry Eminem I luv ya but there simply isnt any other excuse to freak out after 8 years and Mariah gets married…Get over it move on.

      • Thomas

        well you all need 2 go back a few years and listen 2 jimmy crack corn by Em nd 50, he started it but its cool he dnt care what ppl think nd tells them what he thinks of them, hes just being honest, and if u forgot he was a member of D12, he was the only white guy nd still was the most popular, plus nick is just bein a lil b*tch about it all u all just need 2 do ur homework, i think its all ganna end when either nick or maria put out a new somg that pisses Em off enough that he releases the pics of maria!

    • J-Wizzle

      the thing is, kyla, Em is calling mariah out on denying their relationship to this very day, and it took mariah forever to come up with obsessed, when right after that, Em retorted with a slick rap that ripped her words apart. If you really think Eminem is the pathetic one in this, then you must be mistaken. If anything, Nick looks the most pathetic, seeing as its not his feud to be fighting. Even though, mariah is his wife, he should definetly stay out of this, since this beef is from way before Nick was with mariah.

      • hjs

        Eminem should have respected his wife Kim and visa versa. When you get married, you don’t have a right to go out and have sex with different people. I know marriage isn’t sacred to people anymore.

  • Stay Away from Sonic!

    The Chunk got Em. Stupid scowl is old, DAWG. WOOF!

  • Hailey

    Please Daddy, grow up. Be a man.

    • lumbee

      this must be nick in disguise!! now that’s childish!

      • tina

        amazing that with all the problems we face daily who cares who mariah dated she seems happy now why cant we be happy for her and live

    • Princess

      Are you Nick Cannon?

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