Nick Cannon: ‘everything else comes after’ my kids, ‘that’s my No. 1 priority’


As we’ve discussed, Nick Cannon has been super busy recently. He has welcomed four children this year alone and has a fifth arriving very soon. Obviously he has to work a lot to take care of all those kids, and estimated he spends way more than $3 million annually on his 11 children. That figure is just going to continue to grow as the kids get older. Nick attended an event a few days ago and he reiterated to Billboard that his children are his number one priority and everything else comes after that.

While Nick Cannon is expecting his 12th baby, he explains he has “no idea” if more are coming. But he’s in no rush.

The Masked Singer host caught up with Billboard News’s Tetris Kelly at the Billboard Live: R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event Friday where he shared that he’s “good right now” when it comes to his growing number of kids.

“I don’t know, man,” Cannon, 42, said when asked if we can expect more babies. “I have no idea. I think I’m good right now!”

The father of 11 (and soon-to-be father of 12) announced alongside model Alyssa Scott that the pair is expecting their second baby together earlier this month. As he told Billboard, even as he continues his hosting duties and working in music, more so on the “executive side” nowadays, Cannon will always prioritize his kids.

“That’s my No. 1 priority, obviously. I wake up being a father thinking about my kids and everything else comes after that,” Cannon said, adding, “My kids are definitely the creative force in all that I do. They’re the funniest, most innovative, best questions…every project I’m working on now is through their eyes.”

[From People]

I’ve said before Nick has a lot of pat phrases he likes to repeat and he does know how to say the right thing. How else did he charm all those ladies? There has to be something smooth and charismatic about him. Of course it’s the right thing for him to say that his kids come first. But I don’t actually believe that they do. I think Nick and his needs come first and everything else is secondary. Maybe he means his kids come first in the sense that his need to impregnate everyone comes first. He definitely demonstrated that to be true while he was impregnating three different woman as his son was gravely ill last year. I really don’t think anything Nick says is good or honorable and he definitely shouldn’t be applauded for paying lip service to doing the right thing. He is supposed to prioritize and support his kids. It’s the right thing to do in the situation he created for himself and is literally his legal obligation. It’s impossible to put 12 people first, equally. And his saying that he’s good on babies for now means nothing because he’s said stuff like that before and had more on the way.

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16 Responses to “Nick Cannon: ‘everything else comes after’ my kids, ‘that’s my No. 1 priority’”

  1. Gil says:

    Dude has like 100 kids. Of course his kids need to be prioritized.

  2. Brassy Rebel says:

    HAVING kids is his #1 priority. Fixed it for him. And there’s a lot more to being a good parent than “thinking” about your kids all the time. This dude. 🤯

  3. HK9 says:

    I know he loves his kids, and can provide for them. However, in the world we live in, I know the mothers bear 98% of the load caring for the kids. He doesn’t know them, and doesn’t go to pick them up from school because there are 12 of them. You have to be there when they call you and let’s be real – he’s not. I don’t even know if the kids live in the same neighbourhood to get to know each other much less to know their dad. This is someone who should have gone to therapy before having kids because he seems to be compensating for something and it’s the kids that will pay for this in the end.

  4. Molly says:

    Everything comes after my kids… except making more kids. Pig.

  5. Raspin says:

    He’s so gross.

  6. Lucy says:

    I just realized, I don’t know if he lives with any of them. Like where does he sleep at night? Maybe because I watched too much Sister Wives, but I wonder if he’s living in a house of his own or does he stay with the woman he’s got the three(?) Kids with?

  7. Msmlnp says:

    It’s always a deadbeat dad who says these kinds of things.
    I said what I said.

  8. daisyfly says:

    His children aren’t his priority in any sense of the word other than creating them.

    He’s got several children born just months apart. How is he going to be there for ALL OF their first days of school? Their soccer games? Band performances? Their graduations? Who gets priority?

    And where will the sibling support be? Sisters and brothers won’t be there for each other because they’re all in different homes, living different lives. Family presence will be minimal for a lot of these children because of his and their mothers’ choices.

    As a mother of more than two children, I know how difficult it was to juggle being there for all of them when they had conflicting events in one home. He cannot do it with 12 children in more than 4.

  9. Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

    Each child is an individual person who requires care and attention. He should have said that his kids are priorities 1-12. He should also realize that it is impossible to have 12 “#1 priorities”. Does he even know all of their names????

  10. Natalie_K says:

    I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but it sounds like his priority is making sure that *he* comes first.

  11. ME says:

    Ok dude…what if you have three kids with a soccer game on the SAME day. Which one do you go to? Your kids all live in different cities ! I wonder how much time he really spends with each child. He’d have no time for a job then !

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