The 41-year-old released a new song tilted Alone, on Sunday dedicated to his former partner Carey, whom he shares two children with.
In a press release, Cannon called the track “the gospel of my broken soul,” and added, “this is as raw as it gets.”
The song begins with a sample of Carey’s Love Takes Time from her 1990 self-titled debut album.
Cannon then starts off singing the lyrics: “First off, Imma say I ain’t got nothin’ but love for ya. Imma stay away, I ain’t tyrin’ to f**k it up for ya / Imma keep my distance, stay in my lane / Cause I know you got a man, it’s a little too late.”
Later in the track, Cannon seems to reference the seven children he has with four other women, saying Carey may be better off without him regardless of how he feels.
“As much as I want you back / It’s probably better where you at / Cause I’m still running the streets / I’m still all in the sheets / Having babies, models and singers and actresses saying they pregnant by me,” he sings.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) February 14, 2022
Cannon and Carey got married in 2008 and separated in 2014. The pair finalized their divorce two years later in 2016.