The Warning: When Keeping it real goes horribly wrong….Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey: THIS IS WHY YOU LEAVE EMINEM ALONE!

July 31, 2009

Just like Nas ethered Jay-Z, you have nothing to say about this.

One thing that I learned is that some things, even if they are false, you don’t want to dignify it with an answer.  This was one of those moments.  What people fail to realize is that THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF HIP HOP!  Mariah is R&B, which is part of the movement, but she is no rapper.  Nick Cannon is not a rapper either, contrary to what he thinks.

Now, here is where the beef started…BBC.com notes the fued

Eminem has hit out at Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon in his new song The Warning.

It’s the latest in a long feud between the pair who first came to blows when Eminem said he had a fling with Mariah back in 2001 and she denied it.

MTV.com has Nick Cannon’s statement that started the feud. (Or at least got the feud from smoldering to out in the open on fire…) This is also why I think that Nick was at the forefront of the Em like character in the Mariah video of Obsessed…

It looks like the obsession works both ways...

It looks like the obsession works both ways...She is crazy but attractive. The good looking ones usually are...

“Maybe I’m going too far, but I thought we got past the days where white men could spew vulgar obscenities at our beautiful queens and get away with it,” Cannon continued. “What’s next? Are we going to let this trash say something horrible about our lovely first lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama? Or would Marshall have talked sideways out of his neck like this about Oprah Winfrey? This act of racist bigotry cannot go unnoticed. Calling my wife a ‘c—‘ and a ‘whore’ is way worse than anything Don Imus could have ever said. So trust, repercussions will be served. Anybody got Al Sharpton’s number?! LOL Let’s not forget about Eminem’s amateur mixtape rants of calling African Americans ‘ni—-‘ and how he hates ‘black bi—es.’ “

See, this is the problem with using racism.  When it gets trivialized like Nick did, then it waters down the rhetorical force of other/future claims.  This is not an argument to say that what was said was okay.  Nick had a TON of ground to jump on the Em is SEXIST bandwagon, but he chose race.  We are not afraid to get into a race discussion here, but couldn’t you have chosen a better spokesperson than Mariah on the difficulties of being a black woman?  I am going to say on the scales of oppression, she wasn’t feeling the majority of the heat.

All that other noise of bringing Oprah and Obama into the discussion was subterfuge for a dude who knew that he really couldn’t defend himself.  Also, it begins with a call for ONLY BLACKS DUDES TO GET MAD!  Ironic that he is upset with racism, but then uses a reverse racist call to get a call to action! Who are OUR beautiful queens?  and is it OK to only get mad at white dudes who disrespect our queens?  Anger mixed with ignorance is not a good look…

The actor basically vowed revenge on Slim Shady, joking that he would begin rapping again and threatening comedic retribution.

“So, Miss Marshall, I’m going to make you wish you never spoke my name and regret the ungodly things you said about my wife,” Cannon continued. “This is going to be fun! It’s however you want it! Just remember, you did this to yourself! Your legacy has now been tainted from this day forth! You will now be known as the rapper who lost to corny-ass Nick Cannon!”

Nick, you got what you wanted.  The spotlight is squarely on you now.  Another ironic thing about what Nick is saying is that when you read the last part of the statement, he calls him Miss Marshall.  Now, why would he do that? Oh yeah, to attempt to feminize him, as in to make him look or appear weak.  Maybe that is why Nick had to do the statement instead of Mariah, who is perfectly able to speak for herself.

Maybe she cant speak for herlsef, because that is how the relationship works the best...

Maybe she can't speak for herlsef, because that is how the relationship works the best...

I don’t really get it from Mariah’s standpoint.  Mariah, why deny it?  Especially if it is true?  Even if it isn’t, so what?  It would only HELP your credibility, not hurt it.  You are married NOW, so what you did BEFORE you were married should be water under the bridge.  But, when you are so ego obsessed, it never can be.

It’s been claimed recently that Mariah mocked the rapper in the video for her latest single Obsession.

Now, why in the hell would you do this?  I think that Nick must of been pumping your head up to get you to think that this was a good idea.  Didn’t you learn from Rick Ross?  There is no future in fronting to borrow from my man MC Breed

You didnt think that there would be a reaction from this?

You didn't think that there would be a reaction from this?

This is where you went wrong.  The defense should have stopped with your husband’s tweet about being obsessed with you and the challenge to fight.  That is how real men settle things.  This would have been great for celebrity fight night or something…

It comes after Eminem mentioned Mariah in his song Bagpipes From Baghdad, which also talked about her husband Nick.

In May, Nick leapt to his wife’s defence and retorted by blogging: “homeboy is still obsessed with my wife”.

You probably think since it’s been so long if I had something on you I woulda did it by now

Eminem, from The Warning

Eminem raps in his new record: “I got the exact same tattoo that’s on Nick’s back, I’m obsessed now, oh gee, is that supposed to be me in the video with the goatee?”

He goes a step further and comments that Mariah was “was wild ‘n’ out before Nick” and says he gave her “somethin’ to smile about”.

He adds: “You probably think since it’s been so long if I had something on you I woulda did it by now, on the contrary, Mary Poppins…

“Mariah, it ever occur to you that I still have pictures?”

“But if I’m embarrassing me, I’m embarrassing you and don’t you dare say it isn’t true.”

Now, rap is about hyperbole and extravagant claims that are rarely true.  But, stop and think about it for a moment.  What if Em DID have pictures of Mariah?  They wouldn’t have to be of the Kim K variety, but just pictures of them together, or her posing in bed, or somewhere that can be identified as Em’s place?  Then nothing she said could be taken at face value, and everything Em said would have to be considered as gospel.  That is why there is no winning this game.

In previous weeks, the trio have denied any rift between them.

Mariah and Nick both say that the character in the Obsessed video is not Eminem, while the rapper says that his lyrics in Bagpipes From Baghdad were “misinterpreted”.

Mariah married actor and singer Nick in the Bahamas in April 2008, after they met on a music video.

Eminem has been married twice to childhood sweetheart Kimberley Anne Scott and they have a daughter called Hailie.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon married after a two month romance

Now, you have to answer questions about THE WARNING

I am a big fan of til death do you part, but this might be taking it too far.  You are about to meet your maker and no rapper alive is going to be able to help you.

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