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*”Extra” caught up with Nick Cannon at the red carpet premiere of “Addicted” last night in New York, and correspondent AJ Calloway got him to address a number of topics:

On his separation from Mariah Carey:

“I’m just taking everything one day at a time and just being the best person that I can possibly be at the end of the day.”

On the recent photograph of his back revealing new body art covering up his “Mariah” tattoo:

“It’s not finished yet… It wasn’t supposed to be revealed yet… I didn’t know they were there, that’s how sneaky paparazzi are… I had just gotten it done, it was painful… It hurt a lot and I’m still not finished, I’m still probably like six more sessions away.”

On Mariah’s singing debacle in Japan:

“I just wish her nothing but the best, we’re in contact constantly, you know you might have an off night here and there, but she’s one of the greatest performers and entertainers of all time, she’s not worried, we’re not worried, just going to keep pushing.”

Click here to watch Nick’s interview with A.J.