Nick Cannon has opened up about his divorce with Mariah Carey in an emotional freestyle rap track titled, Divorce Papers. Cannon also raps about the intense media scrutiny following his divorce with Carey and his relationship with his five-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan Scott.
The lyrics for the song go like this: "When y'all need help/ y'all call me/ When I need help, y'all call TMZ/ and y'all believe everything that you see." Cannon goes on to talk about his twins: "How a child feels... We single now but we really need to think about is how a child deals/ how a child feels/ because we got two and they brilliant for real/ resilient for real."
"My daughter said daddy why your eyes in tears/ because last time I dropped your brother off I didn't get a call the next day and it felt like years/ and Ima be honest/ sometimes I hate to hear you're on the other line having fun without me/ I wonder if my son will ever doubt me.../ What's love I don't care about it I just want my kids to be safe," the song continues.
The American Idol host also offered an explanation on why he wrote the song, which released on KarenCivil.com. He said, "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!" Cannon added.
The couple had separated in August 2014 and Cannon filed for divorce later that year.