In an exclusive premiere on KarenCivil, Nick Cannon decided to release a freestyle he recently recorded with Father's Day heavy on his mind. It mostly centers on the breakup between he and his pop star singer ex-wife, Mariah Carey. The two were married from 2008 to 2014, and had a set of fraternal twins in 2011.
In the four-minute song, Cannon speaks candidly about how he feels away from Mariah and his children, about his health, depression, child support, pressure from the press, the loss of his father, and even Eminem.
"My dad said next time that I need to find a black queen/He don't understand that she was already that/I feel trapped, queen/Where Fetty at?" he raps. "My daughter said 'Daddy, why your eyes in tears?'/Because the last time I dropped you and your brother off/I didn't get a call the next day and it felt like years."
To be sure that the reason for his release wasn't misinterpreted, he wrote a letter detailing why he felt compelled to share.
"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 wrote on KarenCivil.
"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," he continued. "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."
"My ex and I are in a great place and are diligently moving things along so we both can continue to be happy," he wrote. "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."
Listen to the track in full below.