Nick Cannon has reignited his rivalry with Eminem. This time he hasn’t challenged him to a rap battle, but a physical one. Nick recently posted on his official website that he wants to fit Eminem in a ring. He claims that this will solve their issues once and for all and will donate any money received from the event to charity. The challenge read “The time has come! Boys talk the talk, but men walk the walk. Nick has laid down the challenge to meet Eminem in the ring.” The site goes on to say “Nick and the rest of the crew on Rollin’ with Nick Cannon think it’s time for the feud to be over once and for all. And to draw Slim Shady out of hiding. Nick has decided to do it all for charity.” Nick Cannon has even set up a face book page to promote the event.
The animosity started about a year and a half ago when Eminem released his song “Bagpipes form Baghdad” on the Relapse album. In the song he makes comments about Nick Cannon and his wife Mariah Carey, including that he has had an affair with her. Nick Cannon later called the song about the alleged affair “racist bigotry.” It then appeared that Mariah was going to fight back by dressing up as a character that closely resembled Eminem, in her “Obsessed” video. She later claims that the resemblance was actually her brother and cousin, not anyone else. Nick Cannon further defended his wife’s video and stated that she did it as homage to the movie Mean Girls. Eminem then released another single dissing Nick and Mariah called “The Warning” in 2009. Nick Cannon responded with cryptic tweets of bible passages discussing fools and cursing those who work against you. At the BET Awards, Nick allegedly attempted to confront Eminem backstage but claims that he hid behind his bodyguards. Eminem was interviewed by VIBE magazine in August and didn’t have anything to say about the beef. His only comment was “I said what I had to say.”
So far, Eminem is not taking the bait.