Diss or miss

There’s nothing more entertaining than some good ol’ celebrity drama. Even better than that is when there are diss tracks involved. Diss tracks were made popular in the late ’90s to the mid-2000s. 

There’s been countless diss tracks made between celebrities feuding including “Lost Ones” by Lauren Hill, which was written for then ex-boyfriend/ex-partner, Wyclef Jean. Diss tracks have made a comeback in the 2010s with songs like “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber, and “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift. 

One of the most recent diss tracks that have dropped is Nick Cannon’s “The Invitation”, and honestly, I’m not impressed.

Let me give you some background information on why Cannon decided to make the track. Mariah Carey, singer, and performer, had some drama with well-known rapper Marshall Mathers, or better known as Eminem. There were allegations made from Eminem saying that he and Mariah had developed a relationship with each other. Mariah denied all these claims, thus starting a feud between the two starting in 2001. 

Amongst all this chaos, Mariah married actor and singer, Nick Cannon, in 2008. Then on June 16, 2009, Mariah dropped her debut song “Obsessed”, which suggested the song was for Eminem. Eminem then dropped his response a month later with “The Warning” on July 30, 2009. Mariah & Cannon split 8 years later, in 2016.

The feud between the two slowly died out, but in 2019 Nick Cannon decided to dig up the old drama and release his track to Eminem. The diss track, “The Invitation”, was released on December 9, 2019, which features Prince Eazy, Charlie Clips, Suge Knight & Hitman Holla. The track goes in on Eminem and past allegations made against the rapper. With all of these “roasts”, the track fell short. 

With lines like “Let me find out you still in that trailer park, this how we do

Run up and shoot the trailer (Blaow), this the preview” and, “Eminem the perfect name, ’cause this n—- a nut.”

My “favorite” line of the track would have to be, “Suge called me the new Pac, I ain’t no killer but don’t push me.” This line honestly made me laugh. There’s nobody in their right mind who would compare Cannon to Pac, or the late Tupac Shakur. It’s honestly an insult to Tupac, even considering Cannon to be as much as a lyrical genius as him.

The words in the track were not lyrically there, it was more so like Cannon just threw every bad thing the media has said about Eminem on a piece of paper and called it a day. 

The fact that he had to have not one but four feature artists on his track says a lot. He had to bring individuals who weren’t apart of the situation into the feud. With as many people on the track, it was honestly a fail.

Eminem’s responded to the situation via Twitter. “U mad bro… I demand an apology Nicholas, you’ve made my gardener so jealous.”

In all honesty, Eminem could drop another diss track to Cannon and probably end his whole career. But, the track was so terrible that it would be a waste of time for Eminem to even respond.

 In the words of Cannon himself, “You know, if you go out, baby, ain’t no comin’ back”, and Cannon, there’s no coming back from this fail you call a diss track.