No matter how you feel about Nick Cannon as a rapper, you gotta admit the dude has some balls for dissing Eminem. Although Cannon's marriage with Mariah Carey is definitively over, the former Nickelodeon star's Mariah-related beef with Marshall is still highly relevant hip-hop fodder. In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Nick Cannon discussed the beef, and explained why he engaged in battle with one of the greatest rappers of all time. Cannon claims that he got involved namely because he's fearless. Here's a quote on that:

“We know Marshall Mathers is one of the greatest if not the greatest ... If you ain’t coming to get it poppin…you gotta go. There’s a reason Hip Hop was built off of healthy competition and I’m fearless. I got fearless tattooed all over my body in a sense where I’ve never been scared of another individual. The only thing I fear is God. He and I have interesting conversations from time to time.”

Cannon went on to discuss how he felt that Eminem crossed a line:

"The way the Eminem thing started was that I never had an issue with him ... If anything, I’ve been one of his biggest fans, but when another man crosses a line of disrespect, then you got to deal with it. I can’t just sit there and allow someone to disrespect my family and think there aren’t going to be any repercussions. However you want to deal with it, we can deal with it. Whether entertainment, then damn it, let’s get entertaining. If you want to deal with it in a physical or whatever, but it has to be dealt with.”

Check out Nick Cannon's interview in question below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section. Does Cannon catch a W for even daring to beef with Em?