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Nick Cannon’s Quest to Populate the Earth Continues

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It’s another day that ends in y, so you know what that means: We have baby news from the Cannon family. A mere week after Alyssa Scott revealed she and Cannon were having another baby, and days after Abby De La Rosa confirmed that she too was germinating another Cannon seed, Cannon announced the birth of his eleventh child. He welcomed a baby girl, Beautiful Zeppelin Cannon, with De La Rosa on Friday, Nov. 11.

De La Rosa, who already has two children with Cannon, announced her pregnancy in June but didn’t reveal the father’s identity. In early October, she posted photos that appeared to show her and Cannon enjoying a babymoon getaway, but nothing was entirely certain until November 9, when she referenced a certain “Libra” on her Instagram Stories who gave her “4 years and 3 kids.” Two days later, she welcomed her newborn daughter.

In true Cannon fashion, news of the newest Cannon arrival was shared on Instagram. Alongside a photo of De La Rosa cradling a newborn in her arms, Cannon wrote in part, “Beautiful is privileged to have such a Loving and Spiritually inclined Mother.” In his post, he thanked De La Rosa for her “tireless work of constant dedication, diligent effort and selfless love” that she has for their children, adding, “Watching you smile through the world’s madness and my constant craziness is so impressive.”

Meanwhile, Alyssa Scott is also pregnant with one of Cannon’s children. They previously had a son, Zen, who died last year at just 5 months old. Scott, who has a 4-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, announced that she was expecting her third baby in October, sharing a photo of her baby bump on Instagram. At the time, she didn’t confirm paternity, but later released a pregnancy photo that definitely cleared things up. “This is a MIRACLE & a BLESSING,” Scott wrote in the caption of a photo that features Cannon holding her bump as she stands above him in a bathtub.

There is not enough red yarn in the world to fully track Cannon’s rapidly growing family, but we’ll try. He and De La Rosa share twins Zillion Heir and Zion Mixolydian, and he also has 11-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, with Mariah Carey. In July, he welcomed Legendary with Bre Tiesi. He shares three children with Brittany Bell: 5-year-old Golden, 1-year-old Powerful Queen, and newborn Rise Messiah, who arrived on September 23. Also born in September: Onyx Ice Cole Cannon, whose mother, model Lanisha Cole, is a new member of the Cannon mothers’ club.

It seems this man is at least vaguely aware that not everyone appreciates his ambitious contribution to the human population. When Onyx was born, Cannon proclaimed on Instagram that he hopes to “mute any low vibrational frequencies and only rejoice with the Highest Class of Civilization who are truly aligned with our purpose here in this dimension.” He seemed to push back on the criticism that one man couldn’t possibly have enough time to raise all these children effectively. “I am learning that it is not the limited amount of time we have on this planet, but it’s the limited amount of love that is the issue. And I promise to love this little girl with all my heart, regardless what anyone says,” he wrote. “I am not easily triggered and have quite tough skin and have always been an open book, but not everyone in my family has that same level of strength. So I pray and ask others to please project all criticism and cynicism towards ME and not the loving and precious Mothers of my children.”

Cannon has also pushed back on rumors about how much (or little) he pays in child support. Over the weekend, he reportedly told The Neighborhood Talk that he estimates he spends more than $3 million annually on his kids.

As for the mothers of Cannon’s children, as far as we know, they’re largely content with their blended family dynamic. De La Rosa recently spoke about her relationship with Cannon during an appearance on the Lovers and Friends podcast, per E! News, calling it “polyamorous, if you absolutely need a label.” She revealed that she considers Cannon her “primary partner” and that she had been “monogamous” throughout her pregnancy and is aware of Cannon’s other romantic partners. “Technically speaking, we all know about each other,” she said. “It’s just how much do you want to know, how much are you choosing to know. And I trust the connection that I have with Nick.”

This post has been updated.

Nick Cannon’s Quest to Populate the Earth Continues