Message received, Nick Cannon.
After Cannon dropped his new song, "Oh Well," last week, many media outlets assumed that the track was a thinly veiled commentary on Cannon's marriage to Mariah Carey. With lyrics like, "Our relationship was a lie, but baby some die. I guess we parted," thoughts of the couple's split in 2014 and Carey's recent engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer immediately come to mind.
But the "Drumline" star resents these accusations, maintaining that he "will forever respect and love" his ex-wife and "will never say anything negative about the mother of my children." Calling the reports "sensationalism and lies," Cannon took to Twitter to express his frustration in a series of tweets Wednesday.
Shaming the media for perpetuating the Cannon vs. Carey narrative, the actor raises the very valid question why these false stories received more coverage than his impressive spoken-word piece "Too Broke Too Vote."
Read his tweets below.
He followed up his Twitter essay by name-checking People magazine directly for reporting that his song was a "diss track," but not covering "Too Broke Too Vote." Cannon also shared his writing on Instagram to ensure that his message was received loud and clear.
Can we stop creating drama where there is none and start focusing on a much more important feud?