News: Eminem Backs Off Nick Cannon Taunts, "I Had No Idea He Was Going To Start Wildin' Out On Me" [Audio]
Monday, May 18, 2009 10:15AM
Nearly two weeks after Nick Cannon's threats of ending Eminem's career, Slim Shady has responded to the Nickelodeon star and explained the message behind his initial diss song, "Bagpipes From Baghdad."
Speaking with radio personality Tim Westwood, Em admitted his anti-Mariah Carey wordplay may have gone too far.
"As a kid [I had a crush on Mariah], definitely," Em revealed. "With the song 'Bagpipes From Baghdad,' there's a line on there, I mean, I kinda spazed out on that record but I guess I spazed out on every record. There's a line on there that was a little harsh, you know, it's a harsh line, it was pretty intense on the swag level but you know man, the way I look at it, I said it, I had no idea he was going to take it like he took it. I had no idea Nick Cannon was gonna start wildin' out on me. No pun intended. I heard about some of the things he was saying, I didn't read his blog or anything. It is what it is, he's supposed to defend his wife. I expected him to do that. But at the end of the day, it's a line I said, I meant to say I wish them the best. That's what I meant to say...I didn't plan on taking it [to battling], hopefully it doesn't, but you know, it is what it is." (Tim Westwood TV)
Busta Rhymes recently spoke on his thoughts revolving around Em and Mariah
"Leave Mariah Carey alone," Busta said in an interview. "That's my friend, man...At the end of the day, I don?t know what their situation was, so I can't really speak on it....I don't even understand why this sh*t is resurfacing again. But for whatever it's worth, I just hope they could be cool." (Rap-Up)
Em associate DJ Whoo Kid also weighed in on the situation.
"One of the main reasons [he's popular] is he f*cked Mariah Carey," Whoo Kid said in an interview. "That's hot right there. No condom too? What. He peed on her and everything too. He was like the first R. Kelly situation. He's actually against Nick Cannon. I don't see Nick Cannon really going back at him 'cause he's like the weirdo of the hip-hop community 'cause he married this girl for nothin'. For money I guess. He's like the reverse gold digger or something, I don't know. That's what they call him now, so." (Opie & Anthony)
Cannon previously took to his blog to address Em earlier this month.
"At first I thought it was old material that had been dug up from when dude "fantasized" about having a pretend fling with Mariah," Cannon wrote via his blog. "So as I further examine the track, I hear dude cross the line. He begins to call my wife out of her name! Now as y'all know, I don't take that type of nonsense lightly. So on some grown man sh*t I'm instantly like, I got to get at this Lame...Let's not forget about Eminem's amateur mixtape rants of calling African Americans N*gger and how he hates "Black B*tches." How did we let him get away with that in the first place?! He is a natural born racist in disguise...So I'm putting this out there now. Marshall Mathers, you need to holler at me on some grown man sh*t. Man to man, let's meet up and deal with this like adults...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-a** Nick Cannon!!!" (Nick Cannon's Blog)
Check out Em's interview below:Em's Relapse hits stores Tuesday, May 19th via Interscope Records.