Nick Cannon Says He Isn’t On Child Support For Any of Six Baby Mamas: “What They Need, They Get”

“You get a check! And you get a check!”

Nick Cannon is putting in the work in his one-man mission to repopulate the earth, but one thing the father of 12 isn’t doing is making more work for the child support courts.

In a new interview with St. Louis radio station Hot 104.1’s The Home Team Morning Show Nick revealed that, despite having a dozen kids and half-dozen baby mamas, he has yet to be put on child support by any of the ladies that he has kids with. Nick bragged that he simply gives each baby mama what they need and doesn’t have to get the child support courts involved.

“I’m not on the government,” Nick told the show’s hosts when he was asked how much child support money he pays out each month.

Nick stated that he just gives each baby mama whatever they ask for.

“It ain’t even about a monthly allowance or amount of money, because I don’t give myself that. What they need, they get,” Nick said. “There’s never been something that one of the mothers of my children has asked for and they didn’t receive.

“That’s why they call me The Provider!” Nick joked. “Whatever you need.”

This is the face we imagine Nick’s financial advisor makes every time he hears there’s another Cannon spawn on the way…

As fans know, Nick welcomed five kids in 2022 alone. Nick’s 2022 baby boom kicked off in July when he and Bre Tiesi welcomed Legendary Love. Two months later, LaNisha Cole gave birth to daughter Onyx Ice and one week after that, Rise Messiah was born to Nick and Brittany Bell. (Brittany is also the mother of two more of Nick’s children–- son Golden, born in 2017, and daughter Powerful Queen, born in 2020.) 

In November 2022, Nick welcomed daughter Beautiful Zeppelin, born to Abby De La Rosa. (Abby also shares twin sons Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Nick.)

Nick is also a father to 11-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-wife Mariah Carey, and daughter Halo, born to him and Alyssa Scott in December 2022. (Alyssa is also the mother of Nick’s son, Zen, who died from a brain tumor at five months old.)

In his radio show interview, Nick admitted that it’s not easy being a Nick Cannon Baby Mama, despite how financially lucrative it may seem for the six women who had his babies.


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“You’ve got to make sure the woman can handle the process, especially in my life. That’s why I have so much reverence for them,” he said. “Anybody who could put up with me, and anything from my schedule to how I gotta move, and being in the media and stuff like that. That’s a queen…it ain’t easy.” 

Nick said that he will always hold each baby mama in high regard.

“I have so much respect and admiration for the individual[s who had my kids]. Everybody has their challenges — but when you really understand this woman has given the greatest sacrifice, and sacrificed her body to bring a child into this world, that’s the best gift any man could ask for,” he said.

“Regardless of what goes on in any scenario, I’m gonna always show love and respect. I’ll never say anything disrespectful or bad about any of the mothers of my children.”


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The Masked Singer host added that, no matter how many kids he has, each time he finds out that he’s having another one, he’s excited.

“Every time someone lets you know that there’s a child coming, there’s this…God-like excitement and joy that comes over you,” he said. “You don’t really be thinking about, ‘Now how’d that happen?!’ Now, as a younger man…kids were scary and you didn’t want to have [them]. But I’m a middle-aged man now. So any time someone has told me, ‘Yo, we about to have a baby’ that’s the happiest feeling that anybody could experience, as a man at this stage of my life.” 

Nick said he’s often asked if he’s done having children, now that he has a dozen.

“Is that a challenge? No, it’s funny because this question…I really don’t know. I tried to say I wasn’t have any more after two, after six, after eight [kids]…obviously, I know how to get to them ovaries!” 

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  1. I call bullshit.

    And he just covered his own ass by putting this out publicly. He knows none if them will contest or set the record straight about the finances.

    They definitely get a set amount, its semantics at this point. I’m sure the ones with multiples get more.

  2. Zion Mixolydian & Zillion Heir?! I can’t with some of these names. Poor kids, they didn’t ask to have such ridiculous names.

  3. I doubt his baby mamas call him every day asking for things, so he probably pays for the things they can’t afford, when they are fed up with him not contributing to the day to day costs of raising a child

  4. Here’s my controversial take, my opinion that no one has asked for, but considering this is an open forum, here it is:

    The choices he makes in his life do not affect me in any way. If he can support them, who cares. If he can make time for them, who cares. I don’t see quiverfull parents who pay little to no attention to their kids face the same hate Nick gets…curious, isn’t it?

    1. How do you not see people questioning, on a daily basis, how parents with a dozen or more children are able to give them not just the tangible things they need and want but also intangible? Are you blind or do you intentionally not pay attention to those questions? What’s curious is how you’ve managed to avoid the countless times people have asked this of large families. Some do manage it, actually, but most, do not.

      Just because someone can financially support a child, doesn’t mean they can support that child (worse when there are so many) in other ways. So he gives them money and things-YAY. Does he give them love, time, attention, al of the intangible things that people may not even necessarily think about that children NEED on a daily basis? No, and he has even said that he doesn’t.

  5. His kids better get a DNA test before having sex with anyone. At the rate he’s going, anyone could be your half sibling.

    1. He has something seriously wrong with him and the women having his children are making poor choices. How much time can he realistically spend with his children, they have signed the child up for a life of sporadic visits and how can they build relationships up with that many siblings.

      1. Nick should just get a therapist on retainer for all the kids he has and will have.

        I would suggest he get one, but he clearly doesn’t think he needs it, and find nothing wrong with anything he has done.

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