Nick Cannon talks to EW about Eminem blog rant: 'I stick by everything.'

Nickcannon_lNearly two weeks ago, Nick Cannon posted a rant about Eminem on his personal blog in response to the rapper’s new song, "Bagpipes from Baghdad," which targeted him and his wife, Mariah Carey (the feud generated a big reaction from readers). He quickly deleted the rather long post that accused Eminem of being both racially insensitive and "still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago." The controversy continues, however, as Nick Cannon talked to EW yesterday about the fracas.

"I felt like I said what I had to say," Cannon says. "I didn’t take [the post] down, like, Oh, somebody instructed me to do it or anything like that. It was just one of those things, like, I said it."

But why? Cannon claims all the traffic to the post "pretty much crashed my site. There’d be thousands and thousands of comments and people couldn’t leave comments on other posts or any of that stuff. So that was the only reason why I took it down."

Cannon says he doesn’t have any regrets about what he said. "I feel exactly the same way by it and stick by everything, but I think it’s one of those things where it becomes that it’s not really that big of a deal, you know?"   

Continuing on about his wife, Cannon added, "I feel that my relationship with my wife is one of the best things — or the best thing — that’s ever happened to me, and it has nothing to do with celebrity or this industry. It’s all about, you know, just love and finding love and being happy and respecting the union that it is."

The big question: Is Nick Cannon’s beef with Eminem over, then? "I never even considered it as beef. It’s not beef. It’s just, Hey, I heard the record. I said what I had to say."


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  • Tom Brazelton

    That’s a pretty weak line of questioning, EW. Cannon has a right to take Eminem to task for a song about him and his wife. But when he accuses Em of the “rape and pillage [his] artform like an old school Caucasian con man,” then it’s something different.
    He said what he had to say? Sounds to me like he escalated things, if nothing else.

  • Phil

    OF COURSE Nick’s beef with Eminem is over. if you listened to Em’s latest, its like chock-full of psycho stories. Em would MURDER Cannon on wax. Literally. And then make millions off of the song!! Haha
    But Tanner, since you had face time with Mr. Carey how could you not ask him about the title of his wife’s new dcd, “Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel” due in the fall!? Is she REALLY serious!? I woulda loved to hear his repsonse to that instead of this weeks old rehash!

  • Kevin

    Eminem is a joke and Nick Cannon is a nobody. Why did I click on this article?

    • chinnu

      hello Mr.kevin, get out of here u moron..and mind your words…EMINEM is not a joke…. he is GREAT….

  • Philosopher

    Well I must say that this is a smart move on Nick Cannon’s part…as much as I hate to see it. I would love to see Eminem make fun of Nick Cannon, but I seriously (seriously seriously) doubt its gona happen.

    • Me

      Look up Eminem- The Warning

  • sheikwil

    Eminem has the nerve to talk about somebody’s wife when he was married to a no talent crackhead. please. I don’t blame Nick for defending his wife and she’s made more money than Eminem.

    • leo

      she has been in the industry a lot longer so yes she made more money but didnt she marry her producer so she made the money on her back

    • Taylor

      I agree,sheikwil.Eminem is a lying,dirty,disgusting basterd.He should be in jail where he belongs.He has some nerve to talk about Mariah and Nick like that.Nick should go to his house and beat him up.I hate him. P.S:Eminem if you happen to be reading my comment I just want you to know that I hate you and you are the worst rapper in the history of rappers.And also you need to accept the fact that you are white and you need to stop acting like you are black.Because you are not black and you are never going to be black.So stop acting black and act like the whiteboy that you are.Because you are white trailor park trash and that is what you will always be.And I hope that “Warning” and you other songs will never be played.And I hope Mariah Carey’s new song “Obsessed gets played over and over again all over the world.

      • John

        how can you say that eminem has no talent? He probably has more talent in his little fingerthanyou do in your whole body Taylor so before you go and insult him maybe you should learn that he is one of the best rappers the world has ever seen and probably will ever see

      • chinnu

        we luv EMINEM….& u just shutup bloody TAYLOR….
        EMINEM IS THE KING OF RAP…. He rocks the world…
        the whole world loves EMINEM…n his music…he is very very talented… and all we have to say is, “hey you idiots like TAYLOR and other cultureless rascals.. just shutup and go to hell..u moron…”””

      • her

        Ummm TAYLOR you need to get your priorities straight bcause eminem may be white but he has changed the game he’s the best out there either your hating on him or your just kissing someones a** you never even met him so how dare you come out your face, eminems spits truth weather his wife was a crack head, at least he was willing to stay by her side its not like she was a slut *cough* mariah carey and im pretty sure he knows dam well he isn’t black… he’s just setting a new example giving a whole new look on the rap industry… isn’t mariah like 53 (giggle) nick cannon is corny jail bait!

      • Dreykevins

        Eminem is the best selling artist of the decade and has had 7 number one albums and he did that in an industry where he was a minority and he sure didn’t have any affirmative action to help him out just think about that

    • jesse

      ha luza he aint married 2 kim anymore. get ova it he can sing watevathe F$%$ he wantz

    • chinnu

      hello Mr.sheikwil…….get out of the world…..

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  • Kim Matherssss

    Nick did the right thing. Eminem is a coward who never should have talked about a woman let alone someone else’s wife like that. But then look how he disrespects his ex wife and mother. Cowards pick on women and Eminem is an abuser who should be challenged so he can shut up and move on.

    • her

      KIM shutup, eminem only treated his ex wife like tht because she wouldn’t let him see his daughter, nick cannons the coward… he didn’t even come hard @ eminem when he sed what he sed about mariah slutty* but I can mariah props she came @ eminem harder than her own husband did… she has wayy more balls than him if you ask me “)

  • J Hedge

    Some of ya’ll are some real haters man!! Phil, for u to be such a negative jack a$$ you seem to have paid enuff attention to Mariah to know what the name of her new CD is!! I mean it’s fans that don’t even know that ish!! You got too mch time on ur hands, as do most of yall!! Get real man

  • Andre

    Hmm everyone is saying Eminem is a coward and he’s this and he’s that. If you all think he is such a terrible person then you make an album or get on tv and do something about it. All over the net people say nick cannon did the right thing and someone needs to put em in his place. As long as we have freedom of speech he can say whatever he wants and if you don’t like it don’t listen to him.
    Oh yea talking about women made eminem the #1 selling rap artist from 91 to now. If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it

  • Kim Matherssss

    Andre, how about if it is broken, then fix it. Dude needs some major head work. He’s got the lyrical skills, why not elevate, could be stratospheric. Instead he stays in the crapper. Sh!t sells, but he could do better. And fans have the freedom of speech to tell him what we feel about it.

    • her

      Ooh wow kim your a fan* I thought you were a hater lols

  • nice person

    all u guys r wack who even pay attention to this bs…who cares wat nick cannon or eminem said they r wack n so r u guys n girls who give a $hit

    • her

      Ummm nice person you seem to not have any social skills lol maybe if you read about a topic you’ll end up having opinions and earn a chance to agree or disagree :D until then… (mind ya bizzness)

  • les

    umm to who ever said mariah carey made more money then eminem is an idiot bc thats far from the truth u can take her money and ur talentless husband nick cannon and it doesnt equal eminems money

    • shelly

      you are so stupid les.are u an accountant? what credibility do u have to even speculate that u know how much they make?this whole thing is stupid. However, your comment was so stupid that i took time to tell your dumb a**!get off the comp. & goto school. DAMN……people like u kill me,DUMB a**…..

    • brandy

      Check your stats. MC made $45 million just cancelling a deal. Her royalties from her 1st album alone!200 million sold. Nobody n the game is touchin her!

    • Chris

      Wow Les, it doesn’t take a genius to know Mariah makes more cheese than Slim Shady dude. Let’s try not to get the facts twisted

      • g5oe

        hannah montana makes mo money lmao

  • sofia

    Eminem is a Lyrical Genius who is worth 1000 x more than Nick + Mariah!!!
    Nick said what he had to say??? It took me 15 minutes to read through that essay of his that was full of the stupidest accusations i’ve ever heard in my life .. eminem a racist?? caucasion con man? like WTF!!!
    Eminem could out out a record that has nothing but MARIAH CAREY IS A WHORE repeated over and over and it would probabaly go triple platinum coz his name is worth alot more than hers.
    SLIM SHADY!!!!

    • Taylor

      Screw you,Sofia.FYI,Nick is the host of America’s got talent.But you are probably not smart enough to know that.

  • dustin

    Nick your an idiot racially insensitive give me a break go back to making movies about being in a band or beating a drum whatever you called it!!!!!!

  • chuck

    Eminem’s video is pretty creative.

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