Nick Cannon on whether his babies’ mothers get along: ‘they don’t have to’

Last we heard from Nick Cannon, he had a vasectomy consultation because he wasn’t “looking to populate the Earth.” He’s about to have his eighth child by a fifth woman later this year. Nick appeared on a radio morning show to… I guess shoot the sh-t and talk about all his kids and “how he operates.” It was a lot of joking around about his circumstances. One of the hosts asking whether all the children’s mothers get along and Nick said they don’t have to get along with each other because they all get along with him.

Nick Cannon is opening up about the relationship between the different women with whom he’s welcomed his kids.

The TV personality, 41, appeared on The Big Tigger Morning Show on V-103 last week, where he got candid about his life as a soon-to-be dad of eight and what it’s like to co-parent with multiple women.

The Nick Cannon Show host is dad to 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex-wife Mariah Carey, 5-year-old Golden “Sagon” and 1-year-old Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell, and 9-month-old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa. The comedian is also dad to a child with Alyssa Scott — son Zen, who died on Dec. 5 after being diagnosed with brain cancer last year.

In January, Cannon announced that he is expecting his eighth child later this year with model Bre Tiesi.

Asked whether “all the baby mamas get along,” Cannon replied, “They don’t have to, they all get along with me.”

When the radio host brought up that Cannon takes maternity photos with each of the mothers, Cannon said he believes “everyone deserves that.”

“I don’t keep no secrets. They know how I move. I multitask,” he added.

As for whether Cannon sees any additional kids in his future, he quipped, “Isn’t there always?”

“My bag was different back then. I just want to be responsible as a father … I didn’t set out [for this to happen] … I just want to be the best father I can possibly be, and lean into it,” he continued. “I embrace all my children, I love children, but I wasn’t setting out to be Father Abraham, I just embrace it.”

“A lot of people have a lot of children as well and they kinda keep it quiet or they don’t talk about it, I lean into mine,” he said.

[From People]

I listened to the interview because in writing Nick’s words read as pretty gross and I thought maybe I was reading too much into that. But nope, it’s even worse when you can hear his intonation — flip and full of bravado, narcissism, and toxic masculinity. Like yes, the relationships with each individual woman and child(ren) are his responsibility to manage. But the idea that he’s the center of the universe and as long as they get along with him that’s all that matters is so dismissive of (a) other people’s feelings and (b) the relationships the children will have to one another as half-siblings. His perspective on the whole thing is just gross. Talking about juggling multiple women, children, and families as “multitasking” like working and eating lunch at the same time is gross. And talking about the fact that he “leans into” his children and doesn’t keep them a secret like it’s some kind of badge of honor is also gross. It’s literally the bare minimum. And he’s talking out of both sides of his mouth yet again — he now says he “wasn’t setting out to be Father Abraham,” except in the past he said he was.

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  1. Eurydice says:

    Huh, he talks like he’s running a corporation that produces babies and the mothers are his employees.

  2. LaurenR says:

    I kind of hate all of this. Part of me wonders that if the appeal for these women is not for Nick Cannon to be their baby daddy but rather their kids being half siblings to Mariah Carey’s kids. It’s all so weird to me. These ladies are all beautiful and can probably land a more decent human being to have kids with…

    • Molly says:

      DING DING.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Nah….it’s more of the fact they have an 18 yr ride on the Gravy Train of child support. Ca-CHING!!! Nothin’ says lovin’ like that check being deposited in the bank.

      • zinjazin says:

        I mean I understand that he is rich, but still, that is a lot o women and kids. Will he be able to support them all to a somewhat luxurios/very comfortable lifestyle that they will expect?
        Houses, cars, designer clothes, private schools, nannys and housekeepers Im sure, and medical bill/insurance for all those people for the next 20-25 years?!? Thats is A LOTof money to pay out every month!!I mean he isn’t Bill Gates.

    • Christine says:

      I am right there with you. I have no idea what Nick or any of these women are trying to achieve.

      A really healthy sex life is the goal in adulthood, I speak from experience. I have no idea why these women and Nick think that means birth control is unnecessary.

  3. Kristen820 says:

    My only takeaway from this is he named his kid Zillion Heir…

  4. equality says:

    If something happened to him it would be useful for the women to be able to get along well enough for the children to see their siblings.

  5. Joanna says:

    This guy disgusts me. His kids deserve to have relationships with their siblings and a full time relationship with their dad. And idk why these women think a fuck boy like Nick is a good person to have kids with!

  6. Fernanda says:

    This is so terrible on so many levels. And I really believe that Nick has some mental health issues. I mean, his behaviour is beyond pure narcissism.

  7. Val says:

    I just cannot comprehend what any of these women are thinking (with the exception of Mariah Carey). Do they just not have any standards and don’t care that there children don’t have a full time and present father??? Where is the self-respect?

    • Noki says:

      Honest question…why do you say Mariah is the exception?

      • smcollins says:

        @Noki my guess would be because they were married when she had their twins, unlike the way it is now with him having back-to-back-to-back…children with varying women that he’s barely in relationships with.

      • Belle says:

        Mariah is an exception because she was the first. She couldn’t have foreseen this and she also doesn’t comment on his engagements. She does not rely on him.

    • MF says:

      Seriously. With this many kids by so many women, there is no way he can be a present and engaged parent.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        No he can’t. Plus if he thinks we believe his BS that he’s involved with all of their lives, he’s dumber than a box of rocks. No offense to rocks. His misogynistic comments about how they have to get along with him is almost as disgusting as he is.

  8. Gewels says:

    Well he does have a point. Truth to tell it’s not up to him to forge relationships between his baby mammas. They need to do this themselves for their children. The baby mammas themselves might not take too kindly to Nick interfering in how they bring up their children, so they have to do it because they want to

    As for the rest, these are women, not young girls. For reasons best known to them they agreed with having his babies. They could have said no. They wanted his babies in particular, even knowing he had other children with different women. No sympathy from me, and they really are in this together even if they don’t realise it yet.

  9. Ravensdaughter says:

    You hit the nail on the head, Peridot. He is so proud of himself–it’s disgusting.

  10. RoSco says:

    I would pay good money to hear some quotes from Mariah on this situation.