Eminem vs. Nick Cannon- The Past and The Present Feud
As 2019 comes to an end, it seems the drama in the music industry has only started to increase. Recently, Fat Joe released a new album titled “Family Ties,” which is home to the track “Lord Above” featuring Eminem. The feature led to Eminem calling out his ongoing rival Nick Cannon. Back in 2009, the 8 Mile star released “Bagpipes in Baghdad,” where he also called out Cannon and asked for another chance with Mariah Carey. “Nick, you had your fun, I've come to kick you in your sack of junk," Eminem wrote. Fast forward to September of 2019, and Cannon addressed the rivalry on T.I’s podcast ExpidTIously.
“I think we were flying back on a jet from Africa or somewhere and this motherf*cker drops a song, like, talking sh*t,” he stated. “Calling [Mariah] all kinds of bitches and hoes. I'm like, this is my wife. This is my new wife. I wrote a letter first; I don't even know if Twitter had come out yet. So, I wrote this long-a*s letter pretty much saying, 'Look, I respect you as an artist. I'm actually a fan and I think you're one of the best to ever do it. But from man to man, you talking out of pocket to my wife. You gotta be held accountable for that so I need to see you face-to-face.'”
It is uncertain if Eminem saw the interview, however, the follow up of his verse on “Lord Above” has many assuming so. The verse mentions Carey once again and her relationship with Cannon. "I know me and Mariah didn't end on a high note / But that other dude's whipped-that p*ssy got him neutered," Eminem raps. "Tried to tell him this chick's a nut job before he got his jewels clipped / Almost got my caboose kicked / Fool, quit / You not gonna do sh*t / I let her chop my balls off too before I lose to you, Nick."
Cannon made a post on Instagram as his initial response. He congratulated his friend, Fat Joe, on the album then proceeded to acknowledge his “charity work,” since he even allowed Eminem a verse. Next, he released a diss track with the assistance of the Black Squad, Conceited, Charlie Clips, Hitman Holla and Prince Eazy, from Wild N’ Out. The track is called “The Invitation” and is a literal invitation for the feud to continue. In the song, Cannon takes jabs at his family, sexuality, and skills overall. He began with, “Call Kim, somebody get Hailie / And that other kid you raisin’, that ain’t even your baby… My baby mama killed you off a decade ago / You’re still cryin’ about it, bitch, now who really the h*?”
Fans instantly took their thoughts to Twitter with the hashtag ‘RipNickCanon,’ and yes, they misspelled his name on purpose. No one seemed to like the diss track but enjoyed the effort. One fan even posted showed how much hate Cannon was getting by screenshotting the likes and dislikes associated with the song’s YouTube link. Eminem also commented via Twitter. “You mad bro? Stop lying on my d*ck. I never had a chauffeur you bougie f*ck. I demand an apology Nicholas, you’ve made my gardener so jealous!”
A second diss track was dropped titled “Pray for Him” and the jokes against Cannon continued. Many believe it’s evident that Cannon brought in the Black Squad to carry each track. Although, this still doesn’t seem to be enough. The thought of anyone going against Marshall Mathers is just suicidal. Rapper 50 Cent spoke on the beef too. "I don't understand how to save my life why someone would pick a fight with EM," he wrote. "He is a different kinda animal, I haven't seen a motherf*cker come close to beating him man.” Even Fat Joe thinks Cannon is in over his head. In an interview with Hot New Hip Hop, Joe also revealed how he thinks Eminem is one of the GOATs.
Cannon has since invited Eminem and 50 Cent to Wild N’ Out for a chance at the battle round. It’s clear that no matter what he still is about securing the bag and once to use this rivalry for a profit. Neither Eminem nor 50 Cent have accepted the offer, but they haven’t declined it either. Perhaps this will be an opportunity to end the beef, but only time will tell.