Nick Cannon has reportedly initiated divorce proceedings against estranged wife Mariah Carey, more than six months after they confirmed their split.
A recent leaked recording of Nick’s new track appears to have him rapping about his large pay-off from the mother of his two children, while hinting that he has a new woman.
The lyrics include the lines, “With this Girl names Keisha, Aphrodite; Ass so phat half black and white. Hit high notes n**** ask my wife; Whoops I mean ex, I got her checks; Blank checks; I need a freak.”
The ‘blank checks’ line is thought to be a reference to the private settlement between Nick and Mariah, who have a combined fortune estimated at more than $325 million.
The lyrics were recorded as Nick, along with producer Mally Mall and rapper Too Short, filmed a video for the song at a Hollywood strip club on Sunday.
In December, Nick reacted angrily to reports that he was writing a ‘diss album’ about his split from Mariah.
In a series of tweets he described himself as ‘an open book’ but claimed some matters were ‘personal’.
Cannon tweeted, “I will never say anything negative about Mariah Carey. We are forever a family rooted in love. I am always an open book but Personal matters are just that “Personal.” So please respect my family and respect the process.”
The reports originated when his producer Mall spoke to paparazzi about their project.
Nick confirmed his spit with Mariah in April 2015 after months of rumors they were having marital problems.
The “Americas Got Talent” host defended Mariah on social media, saying he was ‘forever indebted’ for the ‘gift’ of their children – three-year-old twins, Monroe and Morrocan.
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