Nick Cannon: The Twins “Came Out To A Round Of Applause”

Did we really expect the children of diva-licious Mariah Carey to be born without any fanfare?

In an interview with Gayle King airing Friday (May 13) on OWN, first-time dad Nick Cannon dishes about his newborn twins’ “production” of a delivery, and the real reason he and Mariah chose the babies’ unique names – Monroe and Moroccan Scott.

“Now my wife wanted to make sure that when the babies came out, that they came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance of ‘Fantasy’ – so they came out to a round of applause,” Cannon tells King.

Nick, 30, and Mariah, 42, welcomed their son and daughter on Saturday, April 30, which also happened to be the couple’s anniversary. But it wasn’t until 4 days after their birth that the proud new parents revealed the babies’ names.

Though it’s true that the twins are named after Carey’s idol, Marilyn Monroe, and the Moroccan themed top floor of the Grammy-winning artists New York City apartment where Cannon proposed, Nick offers Gayle a different explanation after failing to convince the talk show host that the monikers aren’t necessarily “unusual”:

“Of course we got to keep our celebrity weirdness up!”

For Nick Cannon’s full interview, tune in to The Gayle King Show, Friday on The Oprah Winfrey Network. Check your local listings for times.

Filed under: Celebrity Babies,Celebrity Dads,Celebrity Moms,Mariah Carey,Nick Cannon

Photo credit: Bauer Griffin

  • Anonymous

    ‘My wife wanted to make sure that the babies came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance of ‘Fantasy’

    Uhg! One might think that after the struggle to get pregnant with these babies (even if teh denies that) she would be able to distinguish the essence from the ridiculous, but nope. I guess then she never will.

    • Anonymous

      @snon 5:57—what would you expect from a narcissist who thinks she’s 12 and likes butterflies, unicorns, and the glitter..i’m surprised they didnt have the movie Glitter playing in the background

      • Anonymous

        ha ha!

      • Louise


      • Anonymous

        rude. but then what can i expect? this is cbs…everyone has rude comments on this site.

  • Courtney

    Give Mariah a break it’s called having a sense of humour about yourself. Nick is only being a proud daddy and squaking when ever he gets the chance as the twins will be their only children. not only older women struggle to get pregnant or stay pregnant young ones do as well do I have to give the example Of Princess Grace again 28 when her son Prince Albert was born and 35 when her youngest child Princess Stephanie was born after a long series of miscarriages a heartache that Mariah & Nick thankfully only had to endure once

  • hlbronson

    You’d think that a grown woman would be more interested in her two newborn babies that she just brought into the world, tather than making a big spectacle of herself. It’s like a 10 year old just gave birth. So bizarre!

  • Anonymous

    poor babies…

  • Anon1

    Hey its Mariah did you really think she was going to let the babies get all the attention she had to find some way to make it about her and It wouldn’t surprise me if they tape it and sell it to the media later on.

  • Anonymous

    You people are pathetic!!! Get a life…

  • Anonymous

    does anyone else think that her thigh looks like a pork shoulder? lol

  • LaKesha

    And hate abounds…

  • Jennifer

    Why the negative remarks? I don’t see what’s wrong with having a special live performance of Mariah playing in the background. Obviously that performance meant a lot to her, and when you think about it, the birth of her babies was a surreal experience..a “fantasy” 😉 Wow, there are a lot of jealous disgruntled people on this site! lol

  • akuso ezekiel sunday

    y’all will make a good home with the arival of these great kid.
    i admire you’all

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