Nick Cannon reveals plans to be celibate after fathering four of his seven children in one year

Nick Cannon reveals plans to be celibate after fathering four of his seven children in one year
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Nick Cannon claims he's entering a period of celibacy now that he has "enough children", having welcomed four babies from three different women in the past year. 

The Wild 'N Out star is now father to a grand total of seven children, including his twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-wife Mariah Carey. 

In an interview on the online show Revolt's Drink Champs, Cannon declared: "I'm celibate right now. I'm going to see if I can make it to 2022." 

"I'm trying to chill out though. I'm chillin', I'm kind of stepping away, getting focused, going within, getting my celibacy on. I have enough children, enough frolicking, I'm good right now," he added. 

When hosts DJ EFN and NORE joked that the legitimacy of Cannon's celibacy was questionable, he replied: "Nah, y'all said I ain't really. I'm saying I'm going in."

In June, Cannon welcomed twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa, as well as his son Zen, from Alyssa Scott. His daughter Powerful Queen was born six months earlier, in December 2020, to his ex Brittany Bell, who he also shares his four- year-old son Golden with. 

Last month Cannon said his therapist had advised him it was time to take a break from baby making, but the comedian stands by his decisions around fatherhood, having insisted none of his children were accidents. 

Appearing on The Breakfast Club radio show in September, Cannon wondered "why people question" his family situation. 

"I mean, because that's a Eurocentric concept when you think about the ideas of, like, you're supposed to have this one person for the rest of your life and really that's just a classified property when you think about it."

"I'm not going around like, 'Who am I going to impregnate next?' It's usually scenarios," he added. 

The rapper and television presenter, who was fired by Wild 'N Out producers ViacomCBS after an anti-Semitic rant last year, said he had "learned so much" from his many kids, and loved being around their "youthful energy". 

"The best place that I find is the time that I spend with my kids and their energy and to get as much of that as possible to pass on. That's why I do it, man," he explained.