Nick Cannon Gets Personal on ‘Divorce Papers’ Freestyle

By Jonathan Hailey

Nick Cannon is using his music as catharsis. He’s finally sharing his feelings about the ending of his relationship with Mariah Carey and it comes in the form of a song called “Divorce Papers (Freestyle).”

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Cannon explained the purpose of the song to Karen Civil, “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!”

The entertainment mogul admitted he debated over a week’s period whether or not he should release the track. He stated he didn’t want to add more fuel to the tabloid’s fire, but he also wanted to clear the air and let the world know he and Carey are in a good place despite getting a divorce.

“My Ex and I are in a great place and are diligently moving things along so we both can continue to be happy,” he said. “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.”

Check the song out below.

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