Nick Cannon says he’s had all of his kids ‘on purpose’

The host had four kids in one year.
July 8, 2021 10:17 a.m. EST
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Nick Cannon is a father seven times over, and he wants everyone to know that each one of those babies was purposefully conceived.

The Masked Singer MC and soon-to-be daytime talk show host recently opened up about fatherhood after having four kids over the past year. On his Power 106 Los Angeles radio show on July 7, Cannon asked City Girls what honest, straight-up advice they’d give him, which is a recurring segment on the show. “Stay true to yourself and wrap it up,” rapper JT responded.

“Wrap it up… unless you just… wrap it up and protect yourself,” she continued around the 10-minute mark in the video below.

“I’m having these kids on purpose. I don’t have no accident,” Cannon responded with a laugh. “Trust me there's a lot of people that I could've gotten pregnant that I didn't. The ones that got pregnant are the ones that were supposed to get pregnant.”

To recap, late last December, Cannon and Brittany Bell welcomed a daughter, Powerful Queen. (The pair also share a 4-year-old son named Golden.) Then on June 14, Cannon and Abby de la Rosa welcomed twin boys, Zion and Zillion.

A little over a week later, on June 23, Cannon reportedly welcomed a son named Zen with model Alyssa Scott, who shared a now-deleted maternity shoot with Cannon on Instagram, and also shared a photo of Cannon on her Story for Father’s Day with a sweet tribute. “Celebrating you today,” she wrote at the time.

Cannon also shares 10-year old twins Moroccan and Monroe with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey.

“I'm like a seahorse out here. That's just the way I'm procreating,” Cannon said earlier during the show, comparing himself to the bony fish species. (While seahorse are known to produce roughly five viable babies at a time, it’s worth noting the males carry the embryos to term, not the females.)

Back in 2016, following his divorce from Carey, Cannon opened up about fatherhood and how he eventually wanted more children in his life. “I'm not against it. I talk about that all the time. I love children. Everybody knows that,” he told ABC News. “Whether it's having more of my own, or adopting, whatever, I love that process. Kids kind of bring that vibrant side [out] of me so whenever I can be a part of that process I'm with it.”

The host added that being a dad is, “What I was put on this Earth to do…We're here to be fruitful and multiply,” he continued. “That's what our beings are made for, so we can raise our offspring up so they can have offspring, and [have] generations after generations.”


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