Nearly two weeks ago, Nick Cannon posted a rant about Eminem on his personal blog in response to the rapper’s new song, “Bagpipes from Baghdad,” which targeted him and his wife, Mariah Carey (the feud generated a big reaction from EW.com readers). He quickly deleted the rather long post that accused Eminem of being both racially insensitive and “still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago.” The controversy continues, however, as Nick Cannon talked to EW yesterday about the fracas.
“I felt like I said what I had to say,” Cannon says. “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.”
But why? Cannon claims all the traffic to the post “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.”
Cannon says he doesn’t have any regrets about what he said. “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, you know?”
Continuing on about his wife, Cannon added, “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.”
The big question: Is Nick Cannon’s beef with Eminem over, then? “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.”