Nick Cannon‘s still got more to say.
After rumors ran rampant that the America’s Got Talent host refused to sign his divorce papers with Mariah Carey, the personality swiftly shut that sh*t down, accusing the media of blowing it out of proportion.
But, the rapper still has more to say on the subject, because he dropped a freestyle on Thursday about the drama, tellingly titled Divorce Papers!
Nick told KarenCivil.com that the new track isn’t intended to air any dirty laundry, but instead clap back at the outlets who have been picking apart his life, saying:
“My purpose for creating this Divorce Papers freestyle was not to feed the tabloid chatter, or even to diffuse it. This was strictly a creative way for me to express my frustrations with the media, the naysayers, myself and ultimately with the voices in my head.”
The artist explained that he finished the song a week ago, but was conflicted about putting it out to the public, adding:
“I’ve been sitting on the song for almost a week now because I was really torn on whether or not I should release it. The last thing I would ever want to do is add fuel to the fire, especially a fire that was fabricated by the press. But, ultimately I felt it was necessary to clear the air and set the record straight once and for all.”
The 35-year-old even addressed his currently relationship with Mimi — who has moved on with billionaire James Packer — and insisted neither he nor his former flame are holding up the divorce process:
“My Ex and I are in a great place and are diligently moving things along so we both can continue to be happy. I am happy for her and all her new endeavors, both personal ones and professional ones. I sincerely hope the media doesn’t once again try to manipulate my words or my purpose for releasing this song. As the world knows, I am an open book and I’m proud of that. When it comes to expressing myself, I take the fearless approach and that’s what I chose to do here.”
Listen to Nick’s emotional rap — over a Willie Hutch sample — about relating to Eminem‘s drug problems, his relationship with Mariah, the recent death of his father, and of course those divorce papers (below)!
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