Renowned entertainer, Nick Cannon, is defying modern norms of family planning as he nurtures an ever-expansive family. With an impressive career as an actor, comedian, rapper, producer, and television host, Cannon’s personal life has garnered significant attention, particularly due to his desire to expand his brood even after already welcoming 12 children.
This piece takes a look at Nick Cannon’s kids and the circumstance behind their birth. But first, who is Nick Cannon?
Nick Cannon biography
Nick Cannon was born in San Diego, California, on October 8, 1980. His paternal grandfather played a significant role in raising him and both he and his biological father referred to him as “dad”. Cannon grew up in Bay Vista Housing Projects in Lincoln Park, a neighbourhood in Southeast San Diego known for its gang activity.
While he was a teenager, he was associated with the Lincoln Park Bloods street gang, but he stated that he distanced himself from those affiliations after a close friend’s death. In 1998, he graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley. During his time there, he served as the president of the African Student Coalition and participated in track and field.
Cannon’s first opportunity in the entertainment industry came through performing stand-up comedy on his father’s local cable public access TV show. He gained early recognition as a stand-up comedian, performing in various comedy clubs across the country. He got his first big break in 1998 when he landed a role on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, “All That”. His talent and charisma led to him becoming the youngest staff writer in television history at the age of 17.
In 2002, Cannon released his self-titled debut album, which included the hit single, Gigolo, featuring R. Kelly. The album achieved moderate success, and Cannon continued to pursue his music career. He released a second album, White People Party Music, in 2013, featuring the viral hit, Me Sexy.
On November 16, 2016, Cannon unveiled his second mixtape, titled: The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story.
In response to Eminem’s diss on Fat Joe and Dre’s Lord Above track, Cannon released The Invitation, a diss track, on December 9, 2019. The song featured Suge Knight, a former record producer, and convicted felon, along with rappers Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, and Prince Eazy, collectively referred to as “The Black Squad” by Cannon. Following Eminem’s two tweets in response, Cannon released a second diss track the next day, titled: Pray For Him. The song also featured the same set of rappers. Later, Cannon released another solo diss track, titled: The Invitation Canceled.
In 2005, Nick Cannon created, produced, and hosted the MTV improv comedy series, “Wild ‘N Out”. During the same year, he also hosted the “slime stunt” at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, where a human cannonball was shot into slime. He served as the DJ on Ellen DeGeneres’s “Bigger, Longer And Wider” show. Additionally, on December 11, 2009, Cannon co-hosted the Nickelodeon HALO Awards with Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, LeBron James, Kelly Rowland, and Alicia Keys.
In 2010, Cannon co-created and co-hosted the short-lived TeenNick original series, “The Nightlife”. He also hosted the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2011. Cannon served as the chairman of the TeenNick channel for Nickelodeon in 2009 and was the chief creative officer of RadioShack in 2015.
On November 12, 2012, MTV2 announced the revival of “Wild ‘N Out”, which was produced by Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment. The show returned in 2013, with both returning and new cast members. The fifth season of the show, which aired on July 9, 2013, received the highest ratings in MTV2 history. It was later renewed for seasons six and seven. After a successful run, Wild ‘N Out returned for its eighth season on August 4, 2016.
Additionally, Cannon hosted the TeenNick Top 10 on TeenNick from December 1, 2012, until March 17, 2018, counting down popular videos of the week. From 2009 to 2016, Cannon served as the host of America’s Got Talent. He decided not to return for the 2017 season, citing creative differences and making disparaging remarks about NBC in his comedy special. Tyra Banks replaced him as the host.
In 2019, it was announced that Cannon would debut his own syndicated daytime talk show in 2020, which premiered on September 27, 2021. It was, however, cancelled in March 2022.
He also had to temporarily step down from hosting duties during the fifth season of “The Masked Singer” in February 2021 after testing positive for COVID-19. Niecy Nash filled in for him until he returned to host the show.
Cannon has had various radio hosting roles, including hosting the morning show at 92.3 NOW FM in New York and his current show, “Nick Cannon Mornings”, at Power 106 in Los Angeles.
Nick Cannon’s kids’ names, ages and mothers
Nick Cannon has gained attention for his expanding family, as the rapper and media personality now has 12 children.
Monroe Cannon: Monroe Cannon is the entertainer’s eldest daughter. Her name is believed to have been influenced by her mother’s admiration for the late Marilyn Monroe, the legendary American actress.
Moroccan Scott Cannon: Moroccan is Cannon’s first son and also Monroe’s twin. The name was reportedly inspired by the Moroccan-themed decor in the apartment where Cannon proposed to the twins’ mother.
Both Monroe Cannon and Morocco Cannon were born on April 30, 2011. Their mother is Mariah Carey, a popular American singer and songwriter. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey were married from 2008 to 2016 before divorcing themselves.
Golden Sagon Cannon and Powerful Queen Cannon: Nick Cannon welcomed his son, Golden “Sagon” Cannon, with Brittany Bell on February 21, 2017.
Subsequently, on December 23, 2020, his daughter, Powerful Queen Cannon, was born.
Zion Mixolydian Cannon and Zillion Heir Cannon: Cannon’s former girlfriend, Abby Dell La Rosa, gave birth to twins named Zion and Zillion. Both twins were born on June 14, 2021.
Zen S. Cannon: Nick Cannon’s seventh child was a son, Zen S. Cannon. He was birthed on June 23, 2021, by Alyssa Scott.
However, on December 7, 2021, Cannon confirmed the heartbreaking news of Zen’s passing due to a brain tumour. Following Zen’s birth, Cannon posted a photo of the baby’s face on his Instagram story. Along with the picture, he captioned it: ‘Introducing Zen Scott Cannon, aka “Z Chillin.”
Legendary Love Cannon: Nick Cannon’s eighth child is Legendary Love Cannon. Legendary Love was birthed by Bre Tiesi on June 28, 2022.
Onyx Ice Cole Cannon: Nick Cannon’s ninth child is Onyx Ice Cole Cannon, who was born on September 14, 2022. Onyx Ice was birthed by model LaNisha Cole.
Rise Messiah Cannon: Nick Cannon welcomed his 10th child, Rise Messiah Cannon, with Brittany Bell on September 23, 2022.
Beautiful Zeppelin Cannon: Abby De La Rosa gave birth to Nick Cannon’s 11th child, Beautiful Zeppelin Cannon, on November 11, 2022.
Halo Marie Cannon: Nick Cannon’s most recent child, Halo Marie Cannon, was born on December 14, 2022. Alyssa Scott is the mother of Halo Marie.