Nick Cannon Opens Up About His Split With Mariah Carey
Although neither Mariah Carey or Nick Cannon have officially made a public statement about their relationship, or lack there of, Nick is speaking out about the swirling rumors and how they are affecting him.
“I’m just taking everything one day at a time and just being the best person that I can possibly be at the end of the day,” he told “EXTRA’s” AJ Calloway.
In a sit down with HuffPost, Nick said, “It’s interesting because dealing with your personal life in the public eye and really, a lot of the time, public opinion is the harshest thing about it.”
“So you kind of have to block out all that stuff, even coming and speaking about it and talking about it…because people are going to have opinions. I always kind of came to that belief, what people say about me is really none of my business.”
Nick understands why people are so interested in his life since he’s been in the public eye for the majority of his life as a rapper, actor, comedian, host, and radio personality. “I also know what I signed up for, too,” he admitted. “I handle myself in a way where I never dodge any question.”
“If someone asks me a question, I know how to answer it. If I have to say, ‘At this time I’d rather not say that,’ or misdirect, it is what it is,” Cannon said. “But it’s truly, at the end of the day, it’s all about why these people feel or why the public feels like they need information and you have to tell them.”
Nick admits that it’s his work that helps him through the tough times.
“Honestly, when you’re dealing with things in your personal life, business is usually the thing — at least for me — that keeps you going. And staying focused.”
And about that huge “Mariah” tattoo that we all kind of knew was a bad idea, he recently showed off a large crucifixion tat on his back that seems to completely cover up the tribute ink.
When asked about the ink, Nick said, “It’s not finished yet… It wasn’t supposed to be revealed yet… I didn’t know they were there, that’s how sneaky paparazzi are… I had just gotten it done, it was painful… It hurt a lot and I’m still not finished, I’m still probably like six more sessions away.”