Nick Cannon took to Twitter today, Sept. 3, to break his social media silence about the recent reports that he and Mariah Carey's marriage is in trouble.

"I have personally been absent from social media for the past few months for obvious reasons but I feel the need to finally speak up," he began in the first in a long series of tweets. "During this challenging time for me and my family it saddens me that the media can be such evil bottom feeders. Because my family & I haven't been forthcoming with personal information, people are quick to paint negative pictures and spread rumours."

"For the record I NEVER have, nor will I make a statement regarding my marriage. So whatever your favorite gossip outlet is reporting has been created within their own imagination... At this difficult time I would ask all civilized people to please respect my family and this process..."

He also took time to defend Mariah, saying, "What infuriates me most is to hear people slander @MariahCarey... I will forever be in debted [sic] to her for blessing me with our children... I will always love her unconditionally for this and so much more. @MariahCarey is an amazing Mother and I trust her wholeheartedly..."

"So to see false reports in the media stating otherwise is absurd," Cannon continued. "While I would like to remain silent I can no longer allow this to happen. I love @MariahCarey and that will never change!!!"

"If the media wants to portray me as the Bad guy that's fine...But it is unfair to drag innocent people into the equation...Others have lives, families, and careers and for the media to slander them is down right evil and illegal...I apologize to anyone who's gotten caught up in this unwarranted drama."

Carey, on her part, has not made any comments yet about the media reports.