Mariah Carey may have moved on from her relationship with Nick Cannon when her fiancé James Packer put a ring on it. But it appears that the actor/rapper/host still has a lot to say about an old flame.
“All you needed was a n*gga with the money, cars and cribs,” Cannon, 35, raps in his new single “Oh Well,” shared via Soundcloud. “I still feel bitter about it,” he continued. “You leaving the house. You f*cking that n*gga, giving me a reason to bounce. Oh well.”
But that’s not it. The narrative gets even more personal as the song progresses. “Do you remember that one night when neither one of us would act right? And sleeping together just didn’t feel right? People on TV be happy but this is real life. You know you be wrong, but I should chill, right?” At one point, Cannon even mentioned his financial woes: “She didn’t like when I was broke, but she missed the old me. Wait, girl – you got me confused.”
While it seems like Cannon’s song is simply a tool used to air out his frustrations, the “America’s Got Talent” host – who earlier this year declared he never wishes to remarry – made it very clear that he’s not looking to rekindle his romance with the mysterious woman he is rapping about. “One day I’ll probably miss ya,” he says. “Off drugs and lots of liquor. Until then, I’ll holla at ya.”
Near the end of the track, Cannon proceeds to describe the relationship as a “lie.” He raps, “Baby girl, don’t cry. I won’t lie. Our relationship was a lie, but baby some die. I guess we parted, that’s all. Oh well.” Could this be Cannon’s (super) delayed breakup anthem.
As you may recall, last August, Carey released a breakup anthem of her own, “Infinity.”
“Why you mad? Talkin’ ’bout you’re mad,” she sings, “Could it be that you just lost the best you’ve ever had? / That’s your bag, yup, that’s too bad / Show is over, you ain’t gotta act.”
In fact, she took a dig at Cannon’s financials – a subject he too tackled on his track. “Is it lack of ice got you so cold? / Have you ever felt this on your own? / Why you tryin’ to play like you’re so grown? / Everything you own, boy, you still owe,” she sings. As Cannon’s wealth is presumably less than Carey’s fortune, the lyrics are assumed by many to be in reference to the singer’s financial support of the actor.
Suggestive lyrics aside, Carey and Cannon have put up quite the front for their children. The former couple reunited while bonding with their 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan over the holiday season. Cannon even gave his seal of approval for Carey’s engagement to Australian billionaire Packer, 48. “Congrats to @MariahCarey and James!” he wrote in part on Instagram in January. “May God Bless Your Future Union… #GreatPeople #GreatCouple.”
What are your thoughts on Cannon’s delightful diss track? Is it all about Mariah? Or are fans and critics simply reading too much into things? Sound off in the comment section below.