Nick Cannon vs. Eminem: Round 1 to Cannon

We'll see how far this goes but I think Eminem may have a battle on his hands. Nick Cannon blogs:

"Then I asked myself should I go find this Bitch and just whoop his little ass? But that might have just been the Creatine and protein shakes talking! LOL. Even though most people don’t know that I’m nice in the ring and have been training in boxing and Martial Arts for years that would just be childish and silly of me to bully this dude. He clearly has been picked on all his life and I would hate to add to his deep-rooted pain. As we all know he has had a hard life and has major insecurity issues and is very confused and unhappy with himself. So a guy like that doesn’t really need another ass whoopin, he needs a hug. We should really pray for his troubled heart."

I love the way everybody's picking out their favorite parts of this post and I appreciate Nahshon's dream that this will somehow revive Eminem's creativity as a diss artist. But, at the end of the day, such artistry is short-lived.

The thing is, hand-to-hand, I'm sure Nick Cannon could kick Eminem's ass and he seems to be pretty good at dissing the "Manic-depressive-Insecure-Maclovin-Nazi- Liza Minelli haircut havin-lookin ass[hole]". This should be interesting though I doubt it will be a long-running show.

And, as a fan of hip hop, Nahshon, I'm ready for Marshall Mathers to leave the building.

Looks like the beef ain't going nowhere and Eminem has more important things on his mind. Like cashing in!

Ok, I've been going back and listening to early Eminem and, alright, he's seriously skilled and yes he could take Cannon verbally if not hand to hand.  The Second Coming style frenzy tends to turn me off but that's my own kneejerk response which is as much a sign of my burnout as anything else.

No Stanleys here but, yes, I admit that Eminem's actual skill is winning me over, not as a diss artist but as a creative lyricist.