Nick Cannon explained why having seven children with different women wasn’t his “decision,” but he’s happy to spend as much time with his kids as possible.
According to US Weekly, the Wild ’N Out host said in an interview today (August 9) that he doesn’t “subscribe” to monogamy. “Those women, and all women, are the ones that open themselves up and say ‘I would like to allow this man in my world. And I will birth this child,’” the 40-year-old father of seven said. “It ain’t my decision. I’m following suit.”
Cannon noted that all of his kids’ mothers know his feelings on monogamy. “I’m not going around like, ‘Who am I gonna impregnate next?’” the rapper joked. “Nah. It’s usually scenarios. When you look at how a family infrastructure is designed, the woman is always the one who leads and makes the decisions.”
As we earlier reported, Cannon famously shares 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, with ex-wife Mariah Carey, and has a 5-year-old son Golden “Sagon” and 5-month-old daughter Powerful Queen with model Brittany Bell. Cannon and Carey finalized their divorce in 2016 after eight years of marriage, while he and Bell had been dating on and off since 2014.
The Drumline star welcomed sons Zillion and Zio with Abby De La Rosa and son Zen with Alyssa Scott in June.
“Why do people question it?” Cannon asked of his different baby mothers. “That’s a Eurocentric concept when you think about the ideas … that you’re supposed to have this one person for the rest of your life. The idea that a man should have one woman? We shouldn’t have anything. I have no ownership over this person.”
The actor said that his relationships are about “exchange” and what they can “create together.”
Cannon explained, “I’ve never really subscribed to that mentality. I understand the institution of marriage but if we go back to what that’s about, that was to classify property. One father gave another man his daughter for land. I don’t want ownership over anybody. I don’t have ownership over any of the mothers. We created a beautiful entity.”
Last month, Canon said that he has welcomed all of his little ones “on purpose” after City Girls rapper JT told him to “wrap it up.” To which he responded, “I didn’t have no accident. [There were] a lot of people that I could’ve gotten pregnant that I didn’t. You only live once.”