Mariah Carey has been left baffled by Nick Cannon's angry new rap.

The America's Got Talent host released a song called Divorce Papers, in which he ranted about how he "can't see [his] kids 'cause the government sucks" and how it is "f***ed up" that time spent with his twins, five-year-old Moroccan and Monroe, is referred to as "visitation".

However, his estranged wife is said to be confused by the song as she and Nick - who she split from in August 2014 - have always got along very well, and she has never denied him access to the children.

It was previously claimed Nick had been deliberately stalling on signing his divorce papers, but sources told TMZ they think he is being manipulated by his lawyers because there is no issue between him and Mariah.


Despite the claims, in the song, he raps: "It's been two years and I'm the one that's been waiting."

At the end of the track, he then says: "Man, f**k it. Let's sign the papers."

Despite Mariah's confusion, Nick recently explained he released the rap to vent his frustrations about accusations made against him, and not about his relationship with the 46-year-old star.

He said:"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.

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"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."

*Warning: This song contains offensive language.

However, the 35-year-old star was reluctant to unveil the track.

He said: "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...but, ultimately I felt it was necessary to clear the air and set the record straight once and for all."

Cannon insists he and Carey 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 endeavours, both personal ones and professional ones," he said.

Cannon also admitted he's been "reflecting" on his role as dad to his twins with Carey and has asked fans to respect his privacy as he and his family "aim for happiness".

"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.

"My ex and I are in a great place and are diligently moving things along so we both can continue to be happy ... 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."

- WENN, Bang! Showbiz