Nick Cannon Feels ‘Guilt’ Juggling Quality Time With 11 Kids: ‘I’m Just Spread Thin’

Nick Cannon just admitted that having 11, soon to be 12, children with multiple women has been a challenge to juggle.

The 42-year-old rapper and TV host admitted to struggling with time management during a recent episode of Paramount+’s “The Checkup with Dr. David Agus.”

“Being a father of multiple kids, it’s always the biggest guilt on me is that I don’t get to spend enough time with all my children,” Cannon explained. “One ’cause I’m constantly working and two because I’m just spread thin.”

Cannon had his first children in 2011, welcoming twins Moroccan and Monroe with then-wife Mariah Carey. 

The “Masked Singer” host went on to have son Golden “Sagon” in 2017, daughter Powerful Queen in 2020, and son Rise Messiah in 2022 with model Brittany Bell. 

Cannon fathered twins Zillion and Zion in June 2021 with Abby De La Rosa. She gave birth to Zeppelin on November 11.

He welcomed Onyx Ice Cole Cannon with LaNisha Cole in September. Cannon and Bre Tiesi share a son, Legendary, who was born in June 2022.

He and model Alyssa Scott had a son, Zen, but the baby tragically died of brain cancer when he was five months old. Scott is currently expecting another baby with Cannon.

“It’s almost the holidays, and thanks to me, the world now has 8 billion people, but my job’s not done,” he joked recently. “And based off the baby mama to kid ratio, we got a whole hell of a lot of gifts to buy.”

“All these damn gifts, y’all just don’t wanna go to college,” Cannon continued. “It’s gonna be a merry m*****-f***ing Christmas!”

This comes on the heels of the “Wild ‘n Out” star saying that he spends millions of dollars supporting his children every year. 

“I definitely spend a lot more than [$3 million] on my children annually,” he told The Neighborhood Talk, referencing a report from The Sun. “I don’t plan to ever have to participate in the governmental system of child.”

Despite admitting to the hardship of juggling his fatherhood responsibilities, Cannon has defended his unorthodox approach to parenting in the past. “Contrary to popular belief, I’m probably engaged throughout my children’s day, more often than the average adult can be,” Cannon told Men’s Health during a June interview.

The host said he often does school pickup and, if not, he connects with his kids using FaceTime video calls. 

“I’ve seen where people believe a traditional household works, and [yet] there’s a lot of toxicity in that setting,” Cannon continued. “It’s not about what society deems is right. It’s like, what makes it right for you? What brings your happiness? What allows you to have joy and how you define family? We all define family in so many different ways.”

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