Nick Cannon has opened up about his divorce from Mariah Carey in an impassioned new freestyle, “Divorce Papers.” The track debuted on KarenCivil.com along with a lengthy explanation on why he released the song.
“My purpose for creating this ‘Divorce Papers’ freestyle was not to feed the tabloid chatter, or even to diffuse it,” Cannon explained. “This was strictly a creative way for me to express my frustrations with the media, the naysayers, myself and ultimately with the voices in my head.”
The song covers a handful of topics, including media coverage, his late father James, and his and Carey’s young children, twins Monroe and Moroccan. “We single now but we really need to think about is how a child deals/ how a child feels/ because we got two and they brilliant for real/ resilient for real,” Cannon raps on the track.
Cannon filed for divorce from Carey in December 2014. Cannon says the two are currently on good terms.
“My ex and I are in a great place and are diligently moving things along so we both can continue to be happy. I am happy for her and all her new endeavors, both personal ones and professional ones,” he told KarenCivil. “I sincerely hope the media doesn’t once again try to manipulate my words or my purpose for releasing this song.”
Hear the track below.