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Nick Cannon never gets taken seriously as a rapper, even when he’s being serious. But his new “Divorce Papers” freestyle is not a laughing matter.

Nick Cannon‘s personal life has been on blast for the last few years, with the latest being his pending divorce from singer Mariah Carey. While the media and other people who don’t know either one of them personally have had plenty to say about their situation, Cannon has been mum on it.

Until today.

The former child star turned multi-media entertainer released a freestyle titled “Divorce Papers” where he talks about everything from his divorce to considering asking one-time rival Eminem for help in the matter. In case you forgot, Em crossed several lines years ago when he disrespected Cannon’s marriage to Carey when he recorded the songs “Bagpipes Over Baghdad” and “The Warning” talking about how he dated Carey before she married Cannon.

Over a Willie Hutch loop, Cannon reveals that his lawyers think he is going crazy and that in the midst of all of the media hoopla over his crumbling marriage, his father passed away.

In a statement to Karen Civil, Cannon explains the track:

My purpose for creating this “Divorce Papers” freestyle was not to feed the tabloid chatter, or even to diffuse it. 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. One late night in my studio, after hearing the recent accusations against me and my character, I turned on my drum machine, found this amazing Willie Hutch sample, looped it, and went into the booth and let it all out. It felt great!

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. 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. 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. As the world knows, I am an open book and I’m proud of that. When it comes to expressing myself, I take the fearless approach and that’s what I chose to do here.

As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on my life as a father and how I want to be the best one I can be, the way my father figures were to me. So with that said, I just ask that the public continues to respect our process and remain patient and loving as me and my family aim for happiness.

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