Nick Cannon has clarified his use of the term “provider” about his baby mamas by emphasizing that he does not pay them a “monthly allowance.”
Cannon, who has 12 children from six different women, stated that he doesn’t buy into the idea of giving them a “set amount” or “monthly allowance,” claiming they always get what they need.
The “Wild ‘N Out” host also shared his wish of fathering a child with his ex-girlfriend and former co-star, Christina Milian, noting that he regretted hearing she was expecting a child that wasn’t his.
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Nick Cannon Doesn’t Give His Baby Mamas ‘Monthly Allowance’
According to Page Six, Nick Cannon revealed that he does not follow a set procedure for providing financial support to the various mothers of his children.
Cannon, 42, was compelled to explain the terms of his financial relationship with his six baby mamas after referring to himself as a “provider” in a recent interview with Hot 104.1, stating that he doesn’t give them a “monthly allowance” or “set amount” of money.
“I don’t give myself that guideline. What they need, they get it,” he said. “There’s never been something that one of the mothers of my children has asked for and didn’t receive.”
Cannon stated that he has “great respect and admiration” for the mothers of all of his children, saying that a woman giving up her body to have a child is the greatest sacrifice and the greatest gift that any man could hope for.
“Regardless of what goes on in any scenario … I’ll never say anything disrespectful or bad about any of the mothers of my children,” he shared.
Nick Cannon Had The Perfect Response To ‘Wack Pullout Game’ Comments
In another part of his interview with Audacy’s Hot 104.1, the “Masked Singer” host reacted to what appeared to be a sarcastic remark from the host, who told him that his pullout game was “wack.”
Responding, the comedian joked, “Or my insert game is amazing.”
Cannon has 12 children from six women. With his ex-wife, legendary singer Mariah Carey, he has twins Monroe and Moroccan; with Abby De La Rosa, he has twins Zion and Zillion; and a daughter named Beautiful Zeppelin.
He also shares three children with Brittany Bell; Golden Sagon, Powerful Queen, and Rise Messiah. Cannon is also dad to Onyx Ice Cole, whose mom is LaNisha Cole, and Legendary Love, with Bre Tiesi.
The “All That” alum also has two children with model Alyssa Scott: a daughter, Halo, and a son, Zen, who died from a brain tumor.
He Regrets Not Having A Child With Ex Christina Milian
The actor regrets not sharing a child with his ex-girlfriend and co-star in the 2003 comedy movie, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” Christina Milian.
Cannon revealed in a recent interview with Thembi Mawema of “The Shade Room” that he wished he had fathered a child with Milian and that he was overcome with regret after learning in 2019 that she was carrying a child that wasn’t his.
“I remember when I found out she was pregnant,” the comedian told host Mawema, who then asked, “Are you like, damn?”
“Yeah, I was like dang, man!” He replied, per Insider. “That could have been me,” Mawema added, finishing Cannon’s sentence.
“Yeah, yeah,” Cannon joked. “But I was so happy for her, and you know her daughter is amazing.”
Cannon and Milian dated for two years after starring in “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.” He shared that he and Milian discussed starting a family when they dated, but things didn’t pan out that way.
Nick Cannon Is Leaving The Decision To God On Whether He Should Have More Kids
Cannon sat down with Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier, where he discussed his “Future Superstar” tour and his decision to leave having more children to a higher power.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah. God decides when we’re done, but I believe I definitely got my hands full,” he replied when asked if he was planning to have more kids. “And I’m so focused. I’m locked in. But when I’m 85, you never know. I might.”
He also went on to share his innate desire to be in a position to provide for all his children as they pursue their goals in life.
“It’s a blessing, man, like, hopefully, because of what I am able to do, my kids can do whatever they want to do, to be able to be in a position that, if they want to be a nuclear physicist, I know somebody at an Ivy League school that I could hit up,” Cannon said.
He added, “If they want to go into the military, if they want to be artists, if they want to be actors, it’s a thing where we have the capability. Let’s start talking about it now so we can help your dreams come true.”