Mariah Carey Changes Song Lyrics, Hints Nick Cannon Cheated

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Mariah Carey hints that Nick Cannon cheated on her by changing song lyrics Tony Barson/Getty Image

Is Mariah Carey trying to tell the world that Nick Cannon cheated on her? The songstress changed the lyrics to Billie Holiday's classic "Don't Explain" while performing in Tokyo over the weekend, causing fans to wonder if Cannon was unfaithful.


In an audio clip obtained by TMZ, the 45-year-old mom of two can be heard singing "I know you cheated, motherf–ker," instead of "And I know you cheat / Right or wrong, don't matter."

As previously reported by Us Weekly, Cannon confirmed this past Aug. that he and the former American Idol judge are living apart. "There is trouble in paradise," the America's Got Talent host exclusively told The Insider With Yahoo. "We have been living in separate houses for a few months."

After Cannon spoke out about their marriage being on the rocks, Carey's rep told Us in a statement, "I don't comment on Mariah's personal life, but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour."

Despite the lyric changes, a source close to Cannon previously told Us that "he's always [been] faithful."

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