He’s’ Wild N ‘Out’ with a couple of women – and here’s why.
For Nick Cannon, having multiple babies with multiple girlfriends is the father of seven’s way of rebelling against the “Eurocentric” institution of marriage.
“It’s a Eurocentric concept … the idea that you should have that one person for the rest of your life,” said Cannon, 40, at Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on Monday.
“The idea that a man should have a woman,” continued the presenter of The Masked Singer. “We shouldn’t have anything. I have no ownership of this person. “
Cannon – who welcomed his seventh child in June, the fourth in a year – said fathering that many children was not a decision.
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“These women, and all women, are the ones who open up and say, ‘I want to let this man into my world and I will give birth to this child,'” the Californian insisted. “It’s not my decision. I’m just following this example. “
The former Nickelodeon star welcomed 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccans with ex-wife and megastar Mariah Carey, 51, in 2011.
He has two children – son Golden, 4, and 8-month-old daughter Powerful Queen Cannon – with Miss Guam 2014 contest winner Brittany Bell, 33.
On June 14th, Cannon welcomed twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with DJ Abby De La Rosa, 29.
Then, just nine days later, on June 23, he and model Alyssa Scott fathered their fifth son Zen.
And now, Cannon says his aversion to monogamy is rooted in European marital history.
“When we really talk about how we live together and how we populate, it’s about what kind of exchanges we can create together,” he said.
“I understand the institution of marriage, but when we get back to what it was about … [it] was to classify property, ”he added, referring to the dowry system – the practice of exchanging a woman for money or property in marriage that became popular in England between the 12th and 18th centuries.
“A father gave his daughter for land to another man,” Cannon said. “So if you really come to this concept, we have to change that.”
So his parade of lovers prevails.
“I don’t want to own anyone,” said the Love Don’t Cost A Thing star. “I have no property in any of the mothers. We create families in the sense that we have created a beautiful unit. “
But it is unclear whether the main actresses of his love life are happy about Cannon’s decisive commitment to non-commitment.
“Every woman in my life that I have to deal with or [have] treated … they know how I feel, “he said.
“And it’s usually a concept like, I don’t go around like, ‘Who am I going to get pregnant next?’ No, ”Cannon continued.
“If you look closely at how the family infrastructure is designed, the woman is the one who always leads and makes decisions,” he said.
“Everyone says, ‘How does he convince these women?’ … But not me. I am the one in the scenario who has to follow your decisions. “
Cannon, who admittedly grew up in an “unorthodox” home where both of his parents were temporarily absent, said he was extremely active in the lives of all of his children.
“For every one of my children, I am at every basketball game, I am at every martial arts training,” he said.
“People don’t understand how I do it, but my children are my priority.”
This article originally appeared in the NY Post and was reproduced with permission