"I ain't never wrote no smashes, but I've been in the Kanye camps early on," he told the Breakfast Club crew. "I was there doing 'Gold Digger.' I wrote the ['Brand New'] bar for Kanye, 'We don’t need to stunt/I make black history every day, I don't need a month.' That was me. Kanye's bar. Stuff like that." Interestingly enough, Kanye spit that same bar a few years before "Brand New" during a Def Poetry Jam session, which you can view below.
Cannon went on from there, sharing only good things about 'Ye and how he respected his ability to make great art. "That’s why I love Kanye and his movement because he knows how to make great music, great songs. That ego doesn’t get into the art form. He's like, 'If somebody say something dope, let’s get to it.' Being a part of that process, I've learned so much from him in making songs because…anybody can get in front of a mic and spit bars, but to create a song, that's a true talent."
The rest of the interview covered Cannon's recently released mixtape, The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story, and his relationship with his now ex-wife Mariah Carey. He also took a minute to confirm that he has a third child on the way with Miss Arizona U.S.A. Brittany Bell. You can watch Cannon's full interview above.