Nick Cannon seems to be feeling some kind of way about finalizing his divorce to Mariah Carey, and after speculation that he’s been stalling on signing divorce papers, the actor/rapper took to the medium in which he’s most comfortable to express what’s going on in his mind: rap
Carey’s former husband just dropped a freestyle called “Divorce Papers,” on which he rhymes over a Willie Hutch sample to recount the highs and lows of his relationship with the pop icon.
Cannon explained why he released the track to KarenCivil, saying, “My purpose for creating this ‘Divorce Papers’ freestyle was not to feed the tabloid chatter, or even to diffuse it. 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. One late night in my studio, after hearing the recent accusations against me and my character, I turned on my drum machine, found this amazing Willie Hutch sample, looped it, and went into the booth and let it all out. It felt great!”
He continued, “I’ve been sitting on the song for almost a week now because I was really torn on whether or not I should release it. The last thing I would ever want to do is add fuel to the fire, especially a fire that was fabricated by the press. But, ultimately I felt it was necessary to clear the air and set the record straight once and for all.”
Cannon once again assured fans that he and Carey are in a good place, and that they are both taking steps to moving on once and for all. “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. I sincerely hope the media doesn’t once again try to manipulate my words or my purpose for releasing this song. As the world knows, I am an open book and I’m proud of that. When it comes to expressing myself, I take the fearless approach and that’s what I chose to do here.”
He concludes, “As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on my life as a father and how I want to be the best one I can be, the way my father figures were to me. So with that said, I just ask that the public continues to respect our process and remain patient and loving as me and my family aim for happiness.”
Is Cannon just trying to express himself through music, or is he giving it one last ditch effort to see if his ex will have a change of heart? Time will tell.
Still, Carey plans to marry her new beau, James Packer, before the end of year. Maybe more Cannon freestyles are on the horizon.
SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO: Getty