“All you needed was a n—- with the money, cars and cribs,” Cannon, 35, raps in his new single “Oh Well,” shared on Soundcloud.
“I still feel bitter about it,” continues Cannon, who stops short of identifying who inspired the lyrics. “You leaving the house. You f—ing that n—-, giving me a reason to bounce. Oh well.”
The anecdotes only get more personal as the song progresses, with Cannon rapping, “Do you remember that one night when neither one of us would act right? And sleeping together just didn’t feel right? People on TV be happy but this is real life. You know you be wrong, but I should chill, right?”
At one point, Cannon even mentions his personal finances: “She didn’t like when I was broke, but she missed the old me. Wait, girl – you got me confused.”
But the America’s Got Talent host – who recently said he isn’t “ready to date yet” – makes it clear he doesn’t want to get back with the woman he’s rapping about. “One day I’ll probably miss ya,” he says. “Off drugs and lots of liquor. Until then, I’ll holla at ya.”
The kicker comes near the end of the track, with Cannon describing a relationship as a “lie.” He raps, “Baby girl, don’t cry. I won’t lie. Our relationship was a lie, but baby some die. I guess we parted, that’s all. Oh well.”
Last August, Carey released a breakup anthem of her own, “Infinity.” “Is it lack of ice got you so cold?” she sings in the single. “Have you ever felt this on your own?”
Suggestive lyrics aside, Carey and Cannon’s post-divorce relationship has been on the up and up for their children. The former couple reunited while bonding with their 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan over the holiday season. And Cannon has even given his seal of approval for Carey’s engagement to Australian billionaire Packer, 48. “Congrats to @MariahCarey and James!” he wrote in part on Instagram in January. “May God Bless Your Future Union… #GreatPeople #GreatCouple.”