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Nick Cannon Falls Into The Eminem’s Trap

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Looks like Eminemsuccessfully enlisted Nick Cannon to help promote his new album Relapse which is slated for a May 19release.


Nick Cannon went on a rampageFriday when he heard Eminem's Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon diss track "Bagpipes From Baghdad." On the leaked song, Eminem jokes about his previous short-liveddating stint with Mariah.

Eminem sarcastically suggeststhat he wants "her back" while making derogatory slants about Mariah and hernewlywed husband of one year.

Nick's angry blog response nolonger appears on his website, however, it was cited by several news sources.

According to MTV, Nickinitially thought "Bagpipes From Baghdad" was a joke. "I thought it was oldmaterial that had been dug up from when dude 'fantasized' about having apretend fling with Mariah," the music television channel reported. "But all ofa sudden I hear my name in the verse! My first reaction was like, 'This is hisnew sh-t? Wow, that's too bad.'"

Nick argues that Eminem'sattack on Mariah is indicative of negative comments he made about Black womenon the song "Foolish Pride" recorded prior to the release of his Interscope 1999debut The Slim Shady LP. "How did we let him get away with that in the first place? He is a natural bornracist is disguise," Nick wrote, hip hop blog Brokencool.com noted.

Nick says Eminem never gotover Mariah. "I feel sorry for him because he must really be stuck in thepast," Nick says, according to US magazine. "Notonly has his music not evolved, but also homeboy is still obsessed with my wife,the same female that wouldn't let him get to second base from eight years ago."

"What type of grown...man lies about getting with a chick? Only Slim Lamey! LOL!" Cannon added.

Mariah addressed herrelationship with Eminem on the song "Clown" from her 2003 album Charmbracelet. Mariah sang, "Youshould've never intimated we were lovers, when you know very well we never eventouched each other."

Nick Cannon should havespoken out. Mariah is his wife, and he needed to defend her. But Nick's approachis all wrong. This isn't a real beef. It is an album set-up strategy within Eminem'sshock-value platform. The more people get riled up and complain the biggerEminem wins.

By getting irate, threateningEminem, and digging up his old dramas, Nick has done exactly what MarshallMathers hoped he would do. Eminem is the bad guy people love to hate. Nick hasspent too much time on the subject.

Nick should have simply saidthat he did not appreciate the song and would discuss it would Eminem.

People are mocking Nick's long,play-by-play plan of attack. He just needs to contact Eminem, make a responserecord, or just move on. Otherwise, he is just fueling the hype of Relapse just like 50 Cent'spreoccupation with Rick Ross helped Ross' DeeperThan Rap secure another No. 1 debut.


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