Actor/Rapper Nick Cannon has confirmed reports claiming his upcoming Showtime special, “Mr. Showbiz,” will focus a segment addressing his issues with hip-hop icon Eminem.
Cannon said the upcoming comedy stand-up special will provide viewers insight on the feud from his perspective.
“I’m talking about the situation. I say how I feel about it. I mean it’s definitely an interesting take– I’m not trying to stir up old news. That’s the thing that my stand-up special is actually about. It’s everybody getting to hear what I have to say first-hand instead of [hearing it] through interviews and hearsay. You get to see how I feel about it. And I think that’s why a lot of people are gonna be intrigued to watch. I talk about everything from Eminem, to my marriage, to how I feel about other celebrities and all that stuff. So, it’s an interesting take. People have been buzzing about it. I’ve been on the road with it for the last year, and everywhere I go it’s a standing ovation. So, I think it should be well received.” (XXL Mag)
Along with the special, Cannon still hopes to have a face-of-face with Slim Shady.
“I mean, if I see dude, and it ain’t 10,000 body guards around, I feel like we need to have a real man-to-man. And if he’s a froggish type of dude then we both can leap. But I doubt that’s ever gon’ happen because he don’t move like that. It’s one of those things where it’s definitely entertainment, I get that, but then there’s a line you cross where you start to disrespect a man’s family in different situations. Basically for me, it goes out of the box. I’m all for the jokes, I’m all for the saying something to get the attention and get a rise out somebody, but when you start to take it extremely personal, that’s when you know that it’s bigger than that. I get why he’s trying to do it, just, don’t bark up the wrong tree.” (XXL Mag)
Details of Cannon’s May 14th special taking aim at Em hit the Internet around mid-April.
“Nick Cannon: Mr Showbiz” will see the rapper and comedian tackle a wide range of topics, from his marriage to Mariah Carey to his rivalry with controversial rapper Eminem. “In his first ever comedy special, the popular comic actor and musician reveals surprisingly edgy, hysterically honest tales of his failed attempts at being a gangster, his humble roots, marriage, fatherhood, and his thoughts about the rapper Eminem,” a spokesperson for the network confirmed through Starpulse. (Digital Spy)
Last summer, Em said he no longer had any beef against his ex-girlfriend and Cannon’s wife, Mariah Carey.
“You know what? I got to be honest. I really don’t want to talk about her anymore only just because it’s kind of like the last thing I said about her was on ‘Cold Wind Blows.’ I made the comment, [‘Take a look at Mariah next time I inspire you to write a song.’], I don’t want to keep beating a dead horse. I’m not even going to comment about it. I’m done with that whole situation. I said what I had to say. I’m done.” (VIBE)
Check out Eminem speaking on Nick Cannon below: