Nick Cannon has been busy, and for once in recent memory, this sentence won’t end with a joke about his sperm being overworked to the point of exhaustion. No, Nick hasn’t made another baby (yet…the hour is young). He’s been making new music. And on Valentine’s Day, he decided to share his latest creation. A song called “Alone,” which is somewhat of a love letter to the diva that got away, Mariah Carey.
Mariah and Nick Cannon got married in April 2008, and exactly three years later, she gave birth to what would be Mariah’s first children and the first of Nick’s many children, twins Monroe and Moroccan. In December 2014 they filed for divorce, which was finalized in 2016. Both Nick and Mariah moved on to other people after their divorce was finalized. Mariah to billionaire James Packer and her backup dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka, Nick to several women who have since gone on to birth him nearly enough children for his own major league baseball team. But apparently, that’s not enough for Nick. He doesn’t want to be alone, and the only way to fix that is for Mariah to be carried by 4 shirtless hunks back into his home. via Complex:
Over a sample of “Alone In Love,” a track off Mariah’s 1990 self-titled debut album, Cannon admits he still has feelings for his ex.
“I say I’m cool when I know I miss it/I’d trade it all for the case/If I could have you back/If I could go back to where we started at,” Cannon sings on the emotional track. “As much as I want you back/It’s probably better where you at.”
“Alone” is the first single from Cannon’s upcoming R&B mixtape, Raw N B The Explicit Tape. “This is the gospel of my broken soul,” the talk show host said in a statement. “This is as raw as it gets.”
Here’s what it sounds like when Nick is pining for his ex-wife. Essentially, it sounds like desperation, 2016, and autotune.
Mariah hasn’t responded to Nick’s little musical love letter to the love he lost, and I doubt she will. I don’t know if downgrade is the right word here, but she’d be going from a sexy backup dancer who lives to apply lotion on her feet at the end of a long day, to a daytime TV talk show host already taking care of six children (and a seventh one on the way). Mariah would never. And Nick needs to stop living in a fantasy world. He’d know what alone really felt like if Mariah was gracious enough to entertain a dinner date. She’d be up out of her seat and headed for the car the minute the bill came, and Nick uttered the words, “Can you get this? Money is a little tight because, well you know, all the baby showers I have to pay for.”