POLL: It's a battle of words – song lyrics versus blog posts – whose side are you on?
Since he first burst onto the scene a decade ago, Eminem has been skewering celebrities in his videos. (His 1999 video for “My Name Is” parodied everyone from Marilyn Manson to then-President Bill Clinton.)
But one celebrity thinks the rapper has gone too far. Nick Cannon has angrily denounced Eminem over a derogatory new track on his new album, Relapse. In the track, entitled “Bagpipes From Baghdad,” Eminem dishes about his alleged romance with Cannon’s wife Mariah Carey – a romance that she denies ever happened.
“Mariah whatever happened to us,” he raps. “Why did we ever have to break-up?” He then turns his sights on Cannon, who married Carey last year. Nick Cannon, you better back the f— up,” he raps. “I’m not playing, I want her back, you punk.” It soon gets worse, when Eminem raps, “I wish you luck with that … wh—”
Cannon fired back at Eminem in an entry on his personal blog on Friday. In the post, Cannon said that Eminem is “still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago.”
Cannon calls Eminem “Slim Lamey” and offers a challenge to him. “Man to man, let’s meet up and deal with this like adults,” he writes. “This is my invitation to you, whenever and wherever you like sir. So when you come out of your introverted hiding place and ask your bodyguards if you can go out and play by yourself, I’m here Pimp!”
“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,” Cannon continues. “Your legacy has now been tainted from this day forth! You will now be known as the rapper who lost to corny-ass Nick Cannon!”
The blog entry included a picture of a pink, naked Eminem with a butterfly covering his private parts. The caption reads, “I wish I was Nick Cannon.”
After the blog was overloaded by more than 2,500 comments – some supporting Cannon and others supporting Eminem – the blog entry was taken down.