Though Nick Cannon may be expecting a baby with Bre Tiesi, his latest song may be a ploy to get his most famous ex back. In a press release obtained by People, “Alone” is described as an “ode” to Mariah Carey and an explanation of Cannon’s feelings about their breakup. The track features samples from Mariah Carey’s 1990 song “Love Takes Time” and the telling lyrics, ” First off, I’m gonna say I ain’t got nothing but love for ya, Nothing but love/Imma stay away, I ain’t trying to f— it up for ya/I keep my distance, stay in my lane/Cause I know you got a man, it’s a little too late.”
The “Drumline” star reveals later in the song that he knows he isn’t ready to commit to Carey and admits that she’s probably better off without him. He sings, “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.”
Though Cannon can respect that the “Fantasy” singer is currently in a happy relationship with her former backup dancer Brian Tanaka, the release of “Alone” suggests he’s open to reconciling with Carey one day.