Nick Cannon welcomed his seventh child in July — his fourth baby in the last year — and he opened up to the City Girls about his decision to expand his family.
The “Twerkulator” rappers stopped by Cannon’s radio show to talk about their latest music video, their 2021 BET Awards performance, and how they deal with social media trolls. The 40-year-old host understands that online hate, especially when people were scratching their heads about his growing family. Cannon welcomed his seventh child and first with Alyssa Scott on June 23, a son named Zen. He and Abby De La Rosa welcomed twin boys named Zion Mixolydian and Zillon Heir a week earlier on June 14, while he and Brittany Bell welcomed their second child together, a daughter named Powerful Queen, in December of last year.
Cannon poked fun at himself about the number of baby mamas he has, saying, “I’m like a seahorse out here with how I’m procreating,” before he stopped horsing around and set the record straight. “I’m having these kids on purpose. It ain’t no accident!” he said in his defense.
“If you’re having these kids on purpose, then it’s nothing I can tell you about your life. ‘Cause I don’t want anybody telling me shit, so just be the best you,” JT replied, after she previously advised Cannon to “wrap it up.”
He has three more children: 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex-wife Mariah Carey and 3-year-old son Golden Sagon with Bell. Cannon told the City Girls that he knew exactly who he did and didn’t want to have children with. “Trust me, there’s a lot of people I could’ve gotten pregnant that I didn’t. The ones that got pregnant are the ones that was supposed to get pregnant,” he declared.
Yung Miami chimed in with a similar “YOLO” sentiment as JT’s, saying, “I don’t give a f— what nobody says, I’m going to live my life ’cause if I die, I want to be able to say I lived my life to the fullest. ‘Cause we only get one chance here.”
See Cannon and City Girls’ conversation about his kids around the 10-minute mark below.