Papa-to-be Nick Cannon made April fools out of his listeners – and some in the media – this morning (April 1) when he unexpectedly left his radio show, Rollin’ with Nick Cannon, claiming that wife Mariah Carey was in labor with the couple’s twins.
Nick was live on his CBS radio show, engaged in a conversation about the New York Yankees when he suddenly shouted, “Real talk, I gotta go. My wife!”
Cannon then fled the studio, leaving his co-host, Nikki Hesse, to take over.
Later, the America’s Got Talent Host called in to the show from his car. Hesse and the show’s producer, Southern Sarah Lee, asked if they were having the babies, and offered their congratulations, to which Cannon responded, “Thank you.”
Finally, unable to keep the joke going any longer, Nick returned to the show and let his co-workers and fans know that it was just a prank, but not before Perez Hilton had already posted “Mariah Carey is about to give birth” on his website.
“Just pulled the best April Fools prank on my radio show @923nowfm,” Cannon tweeted. “Got to take most of the morning off!”