Nick Cannon — who has 11 children with six ladies — shut down critics who recommended he wasn’t a hands-on dad.
“I’ve been villainized,” Cannon instructed the Los Angeles Times Sunday.
“I hear on a regular basis: ‘You can’t be current for all these kids.’ So subsequently I get this ‘deadbeat dad’ title,” he went on.
“It’s not about what I do for you or what I say to you, it’s about how you’re feeling after I’m with you. If you’re feeling liked once you see your dad, that’s what’s gonna resonate.”
The newly-minted “Beat Shazam” host, 42, attributed his huge brood of youngsters to his people-pleasing tendencies
“Loads of them are in the identical age group,” he mentioned of his varied companions, noting that a lot of them expressed nervousness about their organic clocks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“And I simply wished to provide them what they desired. I stored saying, ‘I can deal with it.’”
The “Masked Singer” host, who revealed he makes $100 million yearly, defined that every one of his companions had been conscious he didn’t desire a conventional relationship earlier than they welcomed kids collectively.
“[As a man] who’s made his bones, you’re not trying to give half of what you constructed to somebody you don’t even know,” he mentioned, noting he would fairly have an sincere relationship than be with “somebody who’s telling them they’re the one one however nonetheless f—ok the neighbor.”
However, Cannon has bought properties for the entire ladies he shares children with, and mentioned “there’s nothing that they might ask [him] for” that he would say no to.
He additionally mentioned he helps all of his child mamas’ private choices. While he believes in vaccinations for youngsters, a few of his feminine companions don’t — “and I associate with it,” he defined.
“This mother could love Ms. Rachel [videos], and this mother could love ‘Your Baby Can Read.’ I do know that each mom is making choices based mostly off of affection and what they consider is finest for the kid.”
Elsewhere within the interview, the “Wild ’n Out” host likened his relationship with ex-wife Mariah Carey to “[Donald] Trump and [Vladimir] Putin.”
“Imagine if, like, Trump and Putin needed to reside in the identical home,” he mentioned of his dynamic with the pop diva throughout their eight-year marriage.
“It wasn’t even about her and I — we’ve all the time been good. It was extra about us understanding that as an alternative of constructing it about our relationship and what I need or what you need, we must always simply do what’s finest for the kids.”
Cannon and Carey share 12-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Cannon can also be a dad to sons Golden, 6, and Rise, 7 months, and daughter Powerful, 2, with Brittany Bell, in addition to 1-year-old twins Zion and Zillion, together with daughter Beautiful, 5 months, with Abby De La Rosa.
Additionally, he’s the daddy of son Legendary, 10 months, and daughter Onyx, 7 months, with Bre Tiesi and LaNisha Cole, respectively.
He most just lately welcomed daughter Halo, 4 months, with Alyssa Scott. Tragically, their son, Zen, died in December 2021 when he was simply 5 months previous.
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