Nick Cannon’s children’s moms don’t get set support: ‘what they need, they get it’

Nick Cannon is at 12 kids and counting. He’s giving the Duggars a run for their money, I guess. Maybe his end goal is to beat the OG Duggar parents’ final number? Anyway, Nick’s said a lot over the years about his thoughts on parenting, relationships with his different partners, and their relationships with each other, and their expectations of him. Now he’s revealing a little bit of info about his financial arrangements. Apparently, the ladies don’t get a set allowance from him and they just get what they need. Um, what?

A true caregiver. When it comes to the mothers of his 12 children, Nick Cannon doesn’t place a limit on how much he can help them financially.

The Masked Singer host, 42, explained on the Monday, March 27, episode of “The Home Team” Hot 104.1 radio show that he doesn’t give the women in his life a “monthly allowance” or a set “amount of money,” but rather, “What they need, they get it.”

He added: “There’s never been something that one of the mothers of my children has asked for and they didn’t receive.”

The former Wild N’ Out host has welcomed 12 kids with six different women over the years. Cannon shares his eldest kids — twins Monroe and Moroccan, 11— with ex-wife Mariah Carey. He shares three kids — son Golden, 6, daughter Powerful, 2, and son Rise, 6 months — with ex Brittany Bell. The Drumline star welcomed another set of twins — sons Zion and Zillion, 21 months — with Abby De La Rosa, and the two also share 4-month-old daughter Beautiful.

Cannon shares one child with LaNisha Cole — daughter Onyx, 6 months — and another with girlfriend Bre Tiesi, welcoming son Legendary, 8 months, in July 2022. He and ex Alyssa Scott welcomed their daughter, Halo, 3 months, in December 2022, nearly one year after losing their 5-month-old son Zen, who died of brain cancer in December 2021.

On Monday, the producer went on to show his appreciation for his kids’ moms: “When you really understand, like, ‘Yo, this woman has given the greatest sacrifice and sacrificed her body to bring a child [in], and that’s the best gift any man could ask for,’ so regardless of what goes on in any scenario, I’mma always show love and respect,” Canon said on the radio show. “I’ll never say anything disrespectful or bad about any of the mothers of my children.”

Cannon noted that he has “so much reverence” for the mothers of his kids for putting up with his hectic lifestyle, as well. “Anybody that could put up with me and everything from my schedule to how, you know, I gotta move and being in the media and stuff like that, like, that’s a queen,” he shared. “I truly just honor everybody in my family because it ain’t easy.”

Despite being a booked and busy entertainer, the comedian isn’t ruling out welcoming more kids in the future. “God decides when we’re done, but I believe I definitely got my hands full,” Cannon told Entertainment Tonight in February. “And I’m so focused. I’m locked in. But when I’m 85, you never know. I might [have more].”

[From US Weekly]

I really hope he’s speaking generally about random things that the women need, want, ask for, and get, and not about the support he’s providing to his children. Like, I would hope that the mothers of Nick’s children have more official child support arrangements in which they get a set amount of money for their children each month, as is their legal right, but… I’m not confident that they do. This man has said so much messed up stuff over the years and a lot of it sounds like arrogant posturing, but some of it just sounds like he actually does have the upper hand on his partners and they just bear his children and do what he says to pay the bills and don’t ask questions. Nick has said he wouldn’t support the women if they had other partners, so who’s to say he wouldn’t withdraw support if the relationships soured in some other, unrelated way? These ladies are entitled to real support for themselves and their children and hopefully Nick really is giving that and not shirking his responsibilities. And if I were them, I would also be concerned with fairness! With that many kids spread around, there’s no way he’s treating everyone fairly. He can’t give equal time and he certainly isn’t giving equal money. If I were one of the mothers I would want to ensure my kid was being treated fairly.

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  1. CJT says:

    This harem vibe is hideous. So whenever they “need” something, they have to ask? Every person should be in control of their own budget/allowance and he’s taking that away from them. Nick has serious issues, why do women continue to have babies with him? It doesn’t seem worth it.

    • Maddy says:

      It’s all about control.

      This is the same Nick who said he would no longer support them if they found new partners. smh.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      It’s 2023, and there are still women out there who are okay with being treated like baby factories. Self respect is crucial. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

    • SarahCS says:

      Did you see the comment about these women giving him a ‘gift’ by having these children. It’s all about him and his control.

    • Tacky says:

      I suspect Nick will soon hear a judge telling him exactly what his children need and it will be in the form of direct cash payments. And they won’t be small.

      • Turtledove says:

        And the judge won’t care if they have other partners either.

        Nick saying that he can go forth and impregnate a whole harem of women, but none of them can move on from him romantically or he will “not support them”? I have news for him, that is NOT up to him.

  2. AngryJayne says:

    Everything about this is wrong.
    Financial manipulation and inconsistency isn’t exactly the backbone of a strong healthy relationship.

    It’s so fu⊙[<ing weird lol

  3. Smart&Messy says:

    Meaning he doesn’t give cash. They have to ask for things, and he will decide if they need it or not. If he thinks they need what they ask for, he goes on and buys it for them and expects gratitude. It’s a form of control. My former BIL did the same. He never let my sister have her own cash and he did all the shopping, because my sister would only buy “stupid things we don’t need”. My sis had no idea how much money they made or spent as a family, she was kept in the dark completely. She left him eventually.

    • Peanut Butter says:

      I honestly wish I hadn’t clicked on and read this post. He’s disgusting, and I always end up pissed off when I read about him. Pissed off by him and pissed off by the women who sign up for the Nick Cannon patronage plan.

  4. Katie Beanstalk says:

    Something tells me Mariah doesn’t need any support.

    • Enis says:

      Something tells me Mariah has a child support agreement because she’s financially savvy.

      • Sarah Nguyen says:

        Da Brat said on Dish Nation last night when they discussed this topic that Mariah Carey has to move like a single mother and provides everything for her two kids. Nick Cannon does not provide anything for them. She also said Mariah does not give Nick Cannon any kind of child support because the other hosts were asking her if Nick Cannon gets money from mariah that he uses to pay for these other ladies. Da Brat said absolutely not.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    This sounds like financial abuse to me.

    • Haylie says:

      Agreed. This is financial abuse.

      The minute any of these mothers is done with Nick, they will have to take him to court for actual child support because he will refuse to pay for his children’s needs if the sexual access to the mom is cut off.

      He’s just like every other deadbeat dad.

    • TwinFalls says:

      Because it is.

  6. Ang says:

    There is nothing about this that isn’t gross.
    He is gross.
    The arrangement is gross.
    The kids names are gross (though they are adorable).
    The woman sexy posing next to Santa and her infant is gross.
    This dude is GROSS!

  7. Flowerlake says:

    He should start using condoms.

  8. Jay says:

    Even with the best of intentions ( I don’t think he has the best of intentions) how is this a practical way of dealing with the needs of so many small children and their mothers? Is Nick just fielding texts and emails all day for diapers, preschool fees, and groceries?

    I’ve often wondered how a guy who seems only marginally employed manages to garner so much interest, let alone children with various women. Does hosting a reality show really pay that well? Is he being supported by Mariah?

    • swirlmamad says:

      If I didn’t know better, I would almost wonder if money he’s getting from MARIAH is paying for all these kids, but I think M is too smart and savvy for that. Notice you never hear a peep out of her regarding Nick and his messy harem. My bet is her kids spend time with their dad, or as much as they can having to share his time with their many siblings, but Mariah’s not requesting/taking anything from him. As far as the rest go, I really don’t think WildN’Out is paying for the necessities 12 children require, but what do I know.

      • Lizzie Bennett says:

        When Nick was almost cancelled it came out he doesn’t own Wild’n Out. I know he has several jobs besides hosting, but he doesn’t have the kind of money Mariah has. Let’s say Nick is worth $30 million, with each child the portion going to that child decreases. Idk how much disposable income Nick has, but with all things considered I’m wondering why these women aren’t perusing careers of their own.

    • Robert Phillips says:

      He’s actually got 5 or 6 jobs on tv. He produces some shows also. So he’s not A list wealthy. But he’s doing okay. What I wonder is if the first two women had taken him to court and got child support if he would have this many kids? Or does he just keep having them because no one is actually holding him accountable for them.

  9. Bingom Esq. says:

    This sounds like it could be coercive control / financial abuse territory. Wishing the ladies would lawyer up – if not for themselves, then for their kids

  10. Emmi says:

    Do some of these ladies – aside from Mariah, I keep forgetting he has children with her – have jobs? Income? Because then it wouldn’t be so gross. I mean still gross but if they are completely dependent on him, I’m having a hard time not throwing up. The man is a horrible misogynist.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Bre Tiesi is appatently a real estate agent and joined the cast of selling sunset on netflix (which is my guilty pleasure). She will be on season 6 and 7.

  11. Acclaim says:

    This is so f*cked up.

    I can hear him babbling his rundown to these women after he knocks them up up, “Don’t ask me about my money. I will get you & my son/daughter what they need, & take care of you, unless you start messing with another brotha”.

    What a creep.

    And these poor ladies. Their self esteem must be at floor level. That’s why he picks them. I’m obviously leaving MC out of this equation, sorta…

    Why did she marry such a creep?

    Ladies! Stop getting with creepy men just because they’re celebrities!

    Ugh. 😩

    • swirlmamad says:

      Mariah was the first — he likely wasn’t showing his creep tendencies yet. I think something happened with him after they split to make him go off the rails like this — and I am not saying at all that it was anything to do with Mariah, but he’s clearly got issues that maybe didn’t present themselves early on when the two of them were together. And, they clearly split for a reason.

  12. shanaynay says:

    This is horrible. I cannot believe the women would put p with this crap. I read it as that he now owns them. Sorry, but I think it might be time for NC to get a vasectomy.

  13. HeyKay says:

    Awful. Why would these women agree to have children with him?
    How much $$ does it take to support 12 kids and their Moms?

  14. Mandy says:

    This is nasty. All these women have that same, over filled/fake Botox slash instagram model look and those fillers ain’t cheap so he must be paying for those as well as the kids fees. Eww. I get working a normal job sucks but this way to “earn a living” sounds worse IMO. I wish these women would find some self respect and band together and take him to the cleaners instead of trying to be his favorite girlfriend and have to suck
    Up and submit to him.

  15. Tatum says:

    My theory is that the “support” he provides the moms is more than what they’d get if they went through the courts to set-up a child support agreement. He never married any of these women so they aren’t entitled to alimony. I’m not sure about California, but my state has a cap on child support payments around a few thousand a month.

    He’s probably signing leases for houses and cars, taking them on the ocasional shopping spree or vacation, and maybe covers some bills. If they went through the court to get a child support agreement, they’d probably get enough to cover their children’s expenses and then some, but not enough to finance this lifestyle.

    The problem with this is obviously that if you don’t have a legally binding agreement, you don’t have any way of enforcing it if he chooses not to pay. And you can’t get back pay for earlier time (I.e., he’s only required to pay starting from when the agreement was made, not the child’s birth).

    I hope all these women are working and saving their money. Being a stay-at-home girlfriend to a man with a dozen children and several other girlfriends is not a stable career.

    • Rnot says:

      Sooner or later these “relationships” will sour and some court is going to impose specific dollar amounts and payment schedules for him to “provide” for those kids. Tom Cruise pays something like $30,000 per month for Suri. There’s no cap on child support in CA or NJ. Nick isn’t Tom Cruise rich but each of those ten children is legally entitled to financial support to match HIS standard of living. He thinks he’s got all the power but he’s wrong. I look forward to the day he finds that out.

      • Luy says:

        I agree, this arrangement is not going to last, sooner or later one of these women is going to wake up and want out. And then it’s going to be a big mess.

  16. bisynaptic says:

    If it’s not about the money, what’s the attraction?

  17. Grant says:

    All these women need to do is strut on down to their local attorney general’s office and file a case. It’s very easy and he won’t be able to get out of paying. In Texas, they’d file a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship, serve him with a notice of hearing and subpoena to appear with financial docs, and child support (and health/dental insurance) will be ordered.