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Dang, so Nick Cannon is going to deny any drama with ex Mariah Carey and then come out blasting his ex on a freestyle?! Nope, sorry.
The media mogul did drop a freestyle today called "Divorce Papers," which would make anyone assume that it's about the alleged conflicts surrounding his reported refusal to sign papers, but that's not the case. While the track definitely touches on his relationship with Carey, it's nothing but love and honesty.
Cannon's freestyle is an emotional diary of everything that's been going on in his life lately—from venting about the media's coverage of his divorce to his personal struggles (including the recent death of his father James Cannon) to his lack of trust: "When y'all need help/ y'all call me/ When I need help, y'all call TMZ/ and y'all believe everything that you see."
His bars get especially heartbreaking when the 35-year-old starts talking about his kids 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," he raps.
"My daughter said daddy why your eyes in tears/ because last time I dropped your brother off I didn't get a call the next day and it felt like years/ and Ima be honest/ sometimes I hate to hear you're on the other line having fun without me/ I wonder if my son will ever doubt me.../ What's love I don't care about it I just want my kids to be safe."
Cannon explained the concept behind "Divorce Papers" to Karen Civil: "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."
He continued, "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!"
The celeb admits he was a little apprehensive on releasing the freestyle. "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."
As for how he and Carey are doing, Nick once again reassures everyone that they're on solid ground, and that his focus is on their twins.
"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.
"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."