Nick Cannon claims his row with Kanye West was "pageantry" and he was happy to play along, while explaining the pair have both cleared the air privately.
The two stars clashed earlier this month after the 41-year-old star called out his friend for talking about his wife Kim Kardashian in a recent interview, and the 37-year-old rapper responded in kind.
Insisting that it was part of Kanye's usual "Yeezy promotion", he told Real 92.3's Big Boy's Neighborhood: "I was like, I'm gonna play the game he's playing... 'Ye at his best... I was like, 'Hey, I'm happy to be a part of the circus. Let's get to it.'
"And obviously again, to the core, I consider this dude a friend... I stood up for him when it was the 'slavery is a choice' [incident]; I've always been like, 'Yo, that's not what the man was trying to say.'
"And I even said that to him, I was like, 'Yo, I'm always gonna ride for you, even when you're wrong, 'cause that's what cats who ride with each other do... But I think a lot of it was pageantry, at the end of the day."