Nick Cannon: I’m Just ‘Defending Myself Once Again’

Nick Cannon isn’t ready to let go of his feud with Eminem. The “Wild ‘N Out” host once again talked about their longstanding beef in an interview with Billboard.

“You gotta remember, I was defending myself once again. He keeps bringing it up for decades. I’m one of those cats that matches energy. I don’t do it–I overdo it,” Nick said to the outlet. “Even in high school, I was a little guy, but if you made fun of me, I was gonna make fun of you, your momma, and that’s the same energy of ‘Wild ‘N Out’.”

“It was a month of social commentary, but if you’ve ever heard me speak on this matter, I always give that dude his props as an icon in hip-hop. I think he knows better now. If he keeps talking about me, I’m gonna keep talking back,” he went on saying.

“Those are the hardest people to lose when it’s out of nowhere; the ones that resonate and make you want to question everything about existence and it’s people with such powerful, strong, and beautiful intentions,” Nick explained. “That’s who that brother was. I try to rely on understanding that we were blessed to have him in the time that we did have him, and there’s only a few people like that. He brought so much joy to people around the world, and we have to honor him in that way.”

He then talked about Eminem being the product of institutional racism in hip-hop. “It’s the idea that there is a superior class of people who are judged by a different measuring stick,” he said. “It’s something Eminem has even addressed being a guest in the house of hip-hop.”

“When you come from a culture that was built by a community that didn’t have something of their own, but were able to embrace it and it became a new conduit of information for a new culture. And when someone comes in and shines in that medium and takes it to the masses, it’s the same thing as [what] Elvis Presley [did]. There’s nothing wrong with it, but you gotta accept it for what it is,” he continued.

Feud between Em and Nick reignited back in December after the former dissed both “The Masked Singer” host and ex-wife Mariah Carey on Fat Joe’s “Lord Above”. Since then, Nick has released a slew of diss tracks aimed at Em, but the latter has never responded with his own songs.

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