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Eminem on Carey

By | Published on Tuesday 19 May 2009

Eminem has told Radio 1’s Tim Westwood that Mr Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, “misinterpreted” his song ‘Bagpipes From Baghdad’, which name checks the singer. Cannon has hit out at the song, which appears on new Eminem album ‘Relapse’, and contains the line: “I want another crack at ya… Nick Cannon better back the fuck up. I’m not playing, I want her back, you punk”. The rap, you see, is actually meant as a compliment to the Cannon/Careys. Somehow.

Eminem told Westwood: “There’s a line on there that was a little harsh. It’s a harsh line. But it’s like this, the way I look at it, I had no idea he was gonna take it like he took it. I had no idea Nick Cannon was gonna start wildin’ out on me. No pun intended. I didn’t read his blog or anything. But it is what it is. He’s supposed to defend his wife, and I expected him to do that. But at the end of the day, it’s a line I said – it’s a song. What I actually meant to say is, I wish them the best. That’s what I meant to say. That’s the whole message of the record”.