During an interview with Billboard, Cannon explained that he’ll never fire the first shot at Eminem but his clip is full in case he has to shoot back.
“You gotta remember, I was defending myself once again. He keeps bringing it up for decades. I’m one of those cats that matches energy. I don’t do it—I overdo it,” Cannon said. “Even in high school, I was a little guy, but if you made fun of me, I was gonna make fun of you, your momma, and that’s the same energy of Wild ‘N Out. It was a month of social commentary, but if you’ve ever heard me speak on this matter, I always give that dude his props as an icon in hip-hop. I think he knows better now. If he keeps talking about me, I’m gonna keep talking back.”
Outside of his differences with Eminem, Cannon also touched on his friendship with Kobe Bryant and how the NBA icon’s untimely death impacted him.
“Those are the hardest people to lose when it’s out of nowhere; the ones that resonate and make you want to question everything about existence and it’s people with such powerful, strong, and beautiful intentions,” Cannon said. “That’s who that brother was. I try to rely on understanding that we were blessed to have him in the time that we did have him, and there’s only a few people like that. He brought so much joy to people around the world, and we have to honor him in that way.”
Head over to Billboard to read the full interview.