After, Cannon made a post on his website, defending Carey and expressing his disgust at the rapper's comments, Eminem responded to his comment by saying he meant well and that the song is actually "wishing the couple the best", and later noted that he respected Cannon for his comment, expecting him to defend his wife.
After the release of Carey's "Obsessed", a song about an obsessed man who claims to be having a relationship with her, suspicions were raised by many, including Eminem himself, that it was directed at Eminem, despite claims to the contrary by Cannon.
Born Marshall Mathers, he became an international sensation after the release of his first single, "My Name Is." He won the Best Rap Album Grammy for three consecutive albums: The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002).
He also received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself," from the 2002 film 8 Mile, which he also starred in.
Cannon responded to the song with his "I'm a Slick Rick", and even challenged Eminem to a boxing match for charity which never took place."Beat up in the bathroom, beat up in the hallways, shoved into lockers," he remembered.Eminem has been scathingly critical of the way his mother raised him. The licensing of the song has been extremely carefully controlled.Despite many requests, it has only rarely been licensed for advertising purposes.Though not released as a single or as part of an album, "The Warning" appeared on three Billboard charts.