Nick Cannon's Many Feuds throughout the Years in Addition to the One with Rapper Eminem

Aby Rivas
Dec 18, 2019
12:30 P.M.
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Nick Cannon has been making lots of headlines in the past weeks’ thanks to his reignited feud with Eminem. And although the longest-running, this is not Cannon’s only existing feud with a fellow celebrity.


Cannon, who is currently hosting “Wild ‘N Out,” “Masked Singer” and a radio show, is known for never biting his tongue when sharing his opinion on controversial topics, even when he’s going against the tide.

Nick Cannon lights The Empire State Building blue on October 14, 2015 | Photo: GettyImages


The 39-year-old, who was once married to Mariah Carey, has become the center of attention after rapper Eminem reignited their decade-long feud earlier this month. 

Here’s a look at Nick and Eminem’s feud, plus some other controversies in which Cannon has been involved.


It all goes back to the early 2000’s, when Eminem claimed that he and Carey had been involved in a romantic relationship, something that the singer has denied countless times.

Eminem performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 | Photo: GettyImagea


Eminem and 50 Cent have been friends for years, so it wasn’t a surprise when Curtis —50’s real name—decided to give his two cents, no pun intended, on the Cannon vs. Eminem feud.

Mad because of Carey’s refusal to admit they were allegedly together, Eminem dissed the singer on several occasions.

However, when Carey and Cannon tied the knot in 2008, Nick became a second target to the “My Name Is” star.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend Nickelodeon's 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 17, 2012 | Photo: GettyImages


In the 2009 track titled “Bagpipes From Baghdad,” Eminem raps:

“Mariah whatever happened to us, Why did we ever have to break-up? Nick Cannon, you better back the [expletive] up. I’m not playing. I want her back, you punk […] wish you luck with that [expletive].”

Eminem not only offended Mariah Carey, but he also insulted Nick Cannon’s wife. That set the younger on an angry tirade he shared with the world through a blog post, where he asked Eminem to meet him face to face to settle the situation “like men.”

Nick Cannon visits Build to discuss the reality TV show "The Masked Singer" at Build Studio on December 11, 2018 | Photo: GettyImages


However, as Cannon said earlier this year on T.I. Harris’ “ExpediTIously” podcast, “Cooler heads prevailed.”

Carey made it clear she is not a damsel in distress and fired back with the song “Obsessed,” in which she clearly referenced all of Eminem’s claims and even mocked him in the music video.

Eminem clapped back one more time with “The Warning,” in which he detailed his and Carey’s alleged intimate encounter and threatened to release voicemails that would prove him right.

After that, both sides went silent until now.



Cannon and Carey were married until 2014, and they share twins Moroccan and Monroe.

The former couple has been co-parenting in harmony for the last years, and even celebrate important dates together and make annual appearances with the twins at the Kids’ Choice Awards.

However, the pair’s peace was disturbed earlier this month when, out of seemingly nowhere, Eminem decided to reignite the fire of his hatred against them.

Eminem attends the rag & bone X Eminem London Pop-Up Opening on July 13, 2018 | Photo: GettyImages


The 47-year-old rapper was featured on Fat Joe’s song “Lord Above,” and he took the chance to refer to Mariah as a “nut job” and claim that she had neutered Cannon.

“Fool, quit/ You not gonna do [expletive]/I let her chop my [expletive] off too before I lose to you, Nick,” Eminem rapped.

Nick didn’t take long to address the new attack, calling Eminem an old man and daring him to a rap battle on his show “Wild ‘N Out.” He followed up by releasing two diss tracks, “The Invitation” and “Pray for Him.”

Although most people on social media agreed Cannon’s songs were not half good enough to win over Eminem, and they even trended the hashtag “#ripnickcannon,” Nick claimed on Twitter that he “won.”



Eminem and 50 Cent have been friends for years, so it wasn’t a surprise when Curtis —50’s real name—decided to give his two cents, no pun intended, on the Cannon vs. Eminem feud.

“I don’t understand to save my life why someone would pick a fight with E.M.,” the 44-year-old rapper wrote on an Instagram post, adding:

“He is a different kinda animal, I haven’t seen a [expletive] come close to beating him, man. hey, Nick that [expletive] was trash, I oughta kick you in yo [expletive] when I see you PUNK!”

50 Cent performs on Day 3 of the RBC Bluesfest on July 8, 2017 | Photo: GettyImages


In response, Cannon shared a screenshot from Samuel J. Jackson and Leonardo Di Caprio on the film “Django Unchained,” where Jackson is a slave ordered by his master, and captioned it: 

“@50Cent since Massa is incapacitated, we cordially invite you to come to the show @mtvwildnout and get his smoke!! LOL.”


Eminem is not the only celeb with whom Cannon’s has been feuding in the last years.

Nick Cannon at Billboard Women In Music 2017 on November 30, 2017 | Photo: GettyImages


For example, in 2010, comedian Chelsea Handler, former host of the “The Chelsea Lately” show, tweeted: “I just heard Nick Cannon is starting a comedy tour. Who’s going to do the comedy?”

Cannon, who didn’t find the joke funny, fired back to Chandler with a series of tweets where he threw insults left and right at her appearance and more. He got carried away for a while, but ended up saying it was all “jokes.”

Handler was back on Cannon’s radar in 2018, alongside other female comedians.

Chelsea Handler attends FIJI Water at The Hollywood Reporter's 28th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 11, 2019 | Photo: Gettymages


After Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Academy Awards after a controversy involving a series of homophobic tweets he had made in the past, Cannon stepped in to defend his fellow comedian.

Nick brought back tweets from Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Chandler, all of which included a homophobic slur.

“Interesting,” Cannon wrote alongside Handler’s tweet from 2010. “I wonder if there was any backlash here…”

Nick Cannon attends the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2018 at Verizon Up Arena at LACC on February 16, 2018 | Photo: GettyImages

In 2016, there were rumors about Cannon and Stevie J from “Love & Hip Hop” getting into a heated argument on the set of “Wild N’ Out.”

However, both stars dismissed the rumors explaining their encounter was just part of a section of the show where they had to diss each other to win points.

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