Nick Cannon reminded everybody of his old beef with Eminem when he challenged Shady to a $100,000 rap battle this summer.
Em didn't respond.
That wasn't the case in 2009 when Cannon got dragged into the long simmering Eminem-Mariah Carey feud after Em used his name in the track 'Bagpipes from Baghdad.' Cannon went after Shady, and Shady hit back even harder with 'The Warning'. Cannon explained his decision to square up to Eminem in an interview with HipHopDX.
“We know Marshall Mathers is one of the greatest if not the greatest,” Cannon said. “If you ain’t coming to get it poppin…you gotta go. There’s a reason Hip Hop was built off of healthy competition and I’m fearless. I got fearless tattooed all over my body in a sense where I’ve never been scared of another individual. And the only thing I fear is God. He and I have interesting conversations from time to time.” "The way the Eminem thing started was that I never had an issue with him,” he continued. “If anything, I’ve been one of his biggest fans. But when another man crosses a line of disrespect, then you got to deal with it. I can’t just sit there and allow someone to disrespect my family and think there aren’t going to be any repercussions. However you want to deal with it, we can deal with it. We gonna deal with it in entertainment form, then damn it, let’s get entertaining. If you want to deal with it in a physical or whatever, but it has to be dealt with.”