There have been rumours flying around all over the shop for weeks now that Mariah and Nick might be calling it quits after six years of marriage, and last month it was reported that he’d confirmed there was “trouble in paradise” and that they were now living in separate houses.
Nick has now gone on a lengthy - and when we say “lengthy” we mean “epic, mammoth, ‘War and Peace’-esque” - Twitter rant about his marital situation, panning the media for chronicling his supposed split.
Taking to his official page on Wednesday night, the ‘America’s Got Talent’ host said that he’d been “personally absent from social media for several months” but “felt the need to finally speak up” and set the record straight.
Gather ye round and let Nick tell thee a tale:
Because my family & I haven't been forthcoming with personal information, people are quick to paint negative pictures and spread rumours— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 3, 2014
At this difficult time I would ask all civilized people to please respect my family and this process...— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 3, 2014
It wasn’t all fist-shaking at the media, though, as things took a sweet turn when he started heaping praise on his wife, R&B diva, elusive chanteuse and Undisputed Queen of Shade, Mariah Carey, writing:
What infuriates me most is to hear people slander @MariahCarey . I will forever be in debted to her for blessing me with our children...— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 3, 2014
So to see false reports in the media stating otherwise is absurd! While I would like to remain silent I can no longer allow this to happen.— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 3, 2014
I love @MariahCarey and that will never change!!!— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 3, 2014
However, Nick quickly got back to the task at hand - dealing with the bee in his bonnet - when he accused his friends of selling him down the river by speaking to the media, adding:
BTW Shouts out to the so called "Sources"!— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 3, 2014
I hope the check was worth it... @— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) September 3, 2014
He rounded things off nicely by slamming the supposed “trouble in paradise” quote, claiming that was a “dumb” phrase he would “never say”. Of course, this would be a lot easier to believe from a man who didn’t have a duet with R Kelly entitled ‘Gigolo’, but we’ll take his word for it.
Last week Mariah - who had ditched her wedding ring in favour of a bling-tastic butterfly ring instead - totally ignored questions from a journalist who asked her whether she’d split up with Nick in the street, telling her it was “too hot to talk, sweetie”.