If you haven’t heard Nick Cannon’s Eminem diss track, “The Invitation,” you better listen now. Get your burger buns, your condiments, and lots of napkins: this might be the juiciest rap beef since Biggie and Tupac.
You might remember when Eminem dropped “The Warning” in 2009. Ten years ago, Em was calling former girlfriend Mariah Carey all kinds of rude names that you can hear for yourself on the track.
Eminem was pissed because Mariah had denied that she and Eminem ever got together (though it seems pretty clear they did). At the time, however, Mariah was married to Nick Cannon, and the couple didn’t appreciate the gesture. Both responded with some weak disses, but neither could steal the shine off Em’s cutthroat bars.
Eminem just can’t stop. Ten years later, Nick and Mariah aren’t even together anymore. But hopping on Fat Joe’s “Lord Above,” he sends shots at Nick again.
“I know me and Mariah didn’t end on a high note / But that other dude’s whipped, that p*ssy got him neutered,” he raps. “Tried to tell him this chick’s a nut job before he got his jewels clipped / Almost got my caboose kicked / Fool, quit / You not gonna do sh*t / I let her chop my balls off too before I lose to you, Nick.”
To which Nick responded with “The Invitation,” rapping, “Call Kim/Somebody get Hailie/ And that other kid you raisin’ that ain’t even your baby.” Cannon spits. “My baby-mama killed you off a decade ago/ You’re still cryin’ about it, b*tch, now who really the h*e?” he continued.
It is worth wondering why Eminem reignited this beef ten years later…perhaps he was lying in wait for the perfect moment to attack?
It was only a matter of time before 50 Cent would jump in to stand up for his longtime pal Eminem. In an Instagram post, 50 calls out Nick and tells him, “I oughta kick you in yo a** when I see you PUNK!”
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I don’t understand to save my life why someone would pick a fight with EM. He is a different kinda animal, I haven’t seen a motherfucker come close to beating him man. 😠hey Nick that shit was trash, I oughta kick you in yo ass when I see you PUNK! #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac #starzgettheapp #abcforlife
Of course, 50 wasn’t the only one to acknowledge Nick’s whack track. Eminem responded to a line in “The Invitation,” in which Nick raps about Eminem’s chauffeur blackmailing him with a video of Eminem performing a very inappropriate sexual act.
Eminem addressed the controversy head-on, denying he even has a chauffeur, and then tweeting,
I demand an apology Nicholas, you've made my gardener so jealous!
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 10, 2019
This beef between two middle-aged men who dated the same girl over ten years ago is about to go from medium-rare to well-done. Nick has even included Eminem’s name in his Instagram bio. Now that’s serious.
Who do you think will prevail in this once-in-a-generation battle between two rap legends and a really good TV host?