Actor/rapper Nick Cannon has refused to let his past issues with Eminem die and considered what a one-on-one confrontation with Slim Shady would be like.
During a recent appearance on the “Piers Morgan Tonight” show, Cannon said Em’s past disses launched toward his family remain on his mind.
“He’d have too many bodyguards around him,” Cannon said about a possible physical altercation. “Anyone who insults my wife or my family, I have an issue with — I would have to see where that man actually was coming from. If he was saying, man, this is entertainment, this is something. But if you literally have a problem with me, then we can solve that problem. You’ve crossed the line a little.” (“Piers Morgan Tonight”)
On Cannon’s recent “Mr. Showbiz” stand-up comedy special, the actor said his family even doubted him battling the Grammy-winning rapper.
“‘And then you want to go out there and start some hip-hop beef,” Cannon said impersonating his grandfather. “You know who I’m talking about, with the boy, what’s his name, Enema? Eminem. You know who I’m talking about. Nick, why you messing with him for? Ain’t he the number one great rapper out there right now doing it? You wanna go and try to beef with him. Oh, and you lost too. Oh yeah you did because he said some nasty, disrespectful slanderous stuff about your wife boy. And what’d you do? You want to go on some d*mn Twitter. What’s a Twitter? I got a 9 millimeter, you just tell me where to show up. Tweet, tweet this heat.'” (“Mr. Showbiz”)
Last month, Cannon offered up a few hints at what fans could expect to see on the special.
“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)
In summer 2010, Em said he no longer had any beef with 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’ [from 2010’s Recovery album.] 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 Nick Cannon speaking on Eminem below: