News: Nick Cannon Deads Eminem Feud, "I Said What I Had To Say"
Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:00AM
Nick Cannon has ended his racial rant against Eminem despite the rapper's inability to accept or respect the controversial comments Slim Shady made on a song about his wife, Mariah Carey.
Discussing his feelings on Em, Nick also explained the reason behind taking down his detailed blog posting which called out the rapper.
"I felt like I said what I had to say," Cannon said in an interview. "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. [The traffic] 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...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...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...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." (Entertainment Weekly)
Speaking with radio personality Tim Westwood earlier this month, Em admitted his anti-Mariah lyrics on "Bagpipes From Baghdad" 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 shared his thoughts on both 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)
Despite Busta's criticism, Em found support from DJ Whoo Kid.
"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)