It’s never an easy road to have a breakup, but it’s even harder in the public eye.
Especially when your breakup is with one of the biggest music superstars in the world and you share children together.
That releases the buzzards, tabloids and “sources”. It also unleashes a unprecedented barrage of public opinion.
That is what Nick has been dealing with over these last several weeks. In addition to dealing with that scrutiny he has also been processing the recent passing of his grandfather James Cannon, Sr.
It is with all of this on his plate and continuing to handle his business responsibilities that he made the decision to release his freestyle “Divorce Papers“. Nick gave the exclusive first listen and release to KarenCivil.com.
When he talked to her, here is what he had to say on his decision to record and release “Divorce Papers“:
My purpose for creating this “Divorce Papers” freestyle was not to feed the tabloid chatter, or even to diffuse it. This was strictly a creative way for me to express my frustrations with the media, the naysayers, myself and ultimately with the voices in my head. One late night in my studio, after hearing the recent accusations against me and my character, I turned on my drum machine, found this amazing Willie Hutch sample, looped it, and went into the booth and let it all out. It felt great!
I’ve been sitting on the song for almost a week now because I was really torn on whether or not I should release it. The last thing I would ever want to do is add fuel to the fire, especially a fire that was fabricated by the press. But, ultimately I felt it was necessary to clear the air and set the record straight once and for all.
My Ex and I are in a great place and are diligently moving things along so we both can continue to be happy. I am happy for her and all her new endeavors, both personal ones and professional ones. I sincerely hope the media doesn’t once again try to manipulate my words or my purpose for releasing this song. As the world knows, I am an open book and I’m proud of that. When it comes to expressing myself, I take the fearless approach and that’s what I chose to do here.
As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on my life as a father and how I want to be the best one I can be, the way my father figures were to me. So with that said, I just ask that the public continues to respect our process and remain patient and loving as me and my family aim for happiness.