Nick Cannon was pretty steamed over Eminem’s brutal lampooning of the singer and his wife, Mariah Carey, in the song “Bagpipes from Baghdad, which appears on Eminem’s new LP, Relapse. Cannon wrote and then quickly took down a long blog post where he accused Eminem of being racially insensitive and “still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from eight years ago”; Eminem later said Cannon had misinterpreted the song.
Entertainment Weekly talked with Cannon on Thursday about the issue.
“I felt like I said what I had to say,” Cannon said. “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.”
As for the real reason he took the post down, Cannon said it had to do with the traffic to his Web site, which “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.”
And while noted that he doesn’t have any regrets about what he said Ã¢â‚¬â€ “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?” Ã¢â‚¬â€ he did say he has no beef with the MC.
“I never even considered it as beef,” he said. “It’s not beef. It’s just, Hey, I heard the record. I said what I had to say.”
Cannon went on to praise his relationship with Carey. “I feel that my relationship with my wife is one of the best things Ã¢â‚¬â€ or the best thing Ã¢â‚¬â€ 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.”