Nick Cannon is notorious for his large family, but he doesn't see that as any reason for people to criticize him. In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, he addressed his perceived role as a deadbeat dad and recent reports that he pays $3 million a year in child support. "That's not a lot of money," he remarked. "When you think about my lifestyle, I have to generate at least $100 million a year... Everybody thinks Ryan Seacrest has tons of money. I do everything that he does times 10. Well, not times 10- times three. Because he does a lot. I've been villainized. I hear all the time: 'You can't be present for all those children.' So, therefore, I get this deadbeat dad title.
"Right now, the narrative is, 'He has a bunch of kids,'" Nick Cannon continued. "But I'm really at a place now where I don't care what people know. I'd rather just operate. It's more about really being a good person instead of telling people you're a good person. I mean, Muhammad Ali had a bunch of kids, and he was the greatest fighter there ever was. Bob Marley got more kids than I got. These are great men."
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Nick Cannon & Mariah Carey With Their Twins
In another interview with Jason Lee, the "Wild 'N Out" host spoke on why his twins with Mariah Carey, Moroccan and Monroe, aren't on social media more often. "The few times we have let [Moroccan] go, he does it so classy," Nick Cannon remarked. "They said something about his mom, and he said, 'Hold up.' He was on Twitch. He's like, 'First of all, I don't discuss any of my family issues and I feel like you're being disrespectful right now. That's not why I'm here, so if you're going to continue to ask me questions, I'm going to ask you to remove yourself.'
"I love it, but Mariah is more of a private person, which I understand," he continued. "So it's a balance, it's alignment. I let them run. They make TikTok videos with me and do all this stuff. And they do it with Mariah too, but I let them have a little bit more freedom, especially stepping into the place of being almost teenagers." For more updates and the latest news on Nick Cannon and his family, stick around on HNHH.
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