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.