The epic feud between Eminem and Mr. & Mrs. Cannon (namely Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey) has been reignited this week with the release of a new diss track titled I’ma Slick Rick unleashed by Nick against Em. As you may recall, Mariah Carey was still peeved at Eminem for releasing embarrassing audio of Mariah which he recorded when the two of them were romantically involved a few years ago … as a result, she seemingly mocked Em last year in her music video for Obsessed (implying that he is “so obsessed” with her). In retaliation, Eminem released a diss track titled The Warning where he threatens Mariah with the release of nude photos among other things (you can read all about and listen to The Warning HERE). This week, a little over a year after Em released The Warning, Nick releases a diss track of his own where he accuses Eminem of being so “feminine” that he has to hide behind his bodyguards — then he refers to Em “Teddy Ruxpin” … or some such nonsense. Still interested? Read on:
A little over a year after Eminem released the scathing diss track “The Warning” aimed at Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon has responded with a diss of his own. Cannon, who is Carey’s husband, dropped “I’ma Slick Rick” yesterday (September 12). Over the beat of Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie,” Cannon borrows Slick Rick’s cadence, delivery and flow. The song parlays lyrics from such Slick Rick staples as “Children’s Story” and “La Di Da Di.” Only the second verse of the song, which clocks in at under three minutes, is directly aimed at Shady. “I dunno if I should hit him cuz he’s feminine, Slick / Excuse me, Eminem, but why you lyin’ on your dick? / Erectile dysfunction, you want to get a lump, then? … / I see your mouth moving, but you’re soft, Teddy Ruxpin” In the song, Cannon claims that Eminem was afraid to confront him at the BET Awards, where he claims Shady was surrounded by security, whereas he was “rollin’ dolo.” Also notable is Cannon’s use of the N-word, as the rapper has generally maintained a clean-cut image.
While I can appreciate and understand Nick‘s need to defend his wife’s honor, I can’t help but feel that this new diss track is a year late and a dollar short. Obvs, Nick still harbors resentment for Eminem over his treatment of wifey Mariah but why dredge up the past like this in order to reignite an old feud? It’s been a year, dude … move on. But, I can’t lie … the fact that Nick is fighting back in this way is a bit entertaining to me. After the jump, check out Nick Cannon‘s new diss track I’ma Slick Rick to hear his figthin’ words for yourselves …
I gotta say … I find this whole feud very comical. I’m actually curious to see if Eminem will take the bait and will fire back. Having released the best album of his career now that he is in sober recovery, I wonder if Em still wishes to take on these sorts of feuds head on anymore. My guess is that yes, he will fire back … the question remains, just how far will all of this go.