Mariah Insisted Live Concert of Mariah Play During Birth

...a Madison Square Garden performance, no less
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2011 9:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nick Cannon is apparently doing something of a media blitz following the birth of his twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Or, as he calls them on E!, "Roc and Roe." Yes, really. More highlights:

  • He admits the names might seem a bit odd ("When you first hear it, it's kind of funny because ... you don't know which one's the boy and which one's the girl"), but says "once you kind of let it sit for a minute, you can understand the whole thing."
  • Moroccan is "a strong name" with an added bonus: It's "kind of like my name and Mariah's name phonetically together," Cannon says. "I think we did a good job on the names. They ain't gonna be mad at us when they grow up."

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  • In an appearance airing today on The Gayle King Show, Cannon described the birth. As related by Us: "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 from Mariah Carey—her Madison Square performance of 'Fantasy'—so they came out to a round of applause."
  • In less happy news, Cannon tells CNN that someone—possibly a scammer—reported Carey to Child Protective Services for drinking and taking drugs while breastfeeding, leading to a visit from a social worker this week. The whole thing "makes no sense," Cannon says, since Carey and the babies are still in the hospital. "Like, how would a hospital even allow that?"
Click for yet another interview, in which Cannon addresses whether more kids are in their future. (Read more Nick Cannon stories.)

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