When Mariah Carey 's new album arrives next month, we'll be able to hear the singing debut of her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, or "Dem Babies," as she affectionately calls them. But don't expect the kids to drop an album anytime soon -- Mariah's husband, Nick Cannon , says he has no interest in encouraging them to pursue a showbiz career.
Speaking to ET Canada , Mariah reveals that her kids "give me a reason to live," and adds, "I wrote a song for them on this album, and it's called 'Supernatural,' and Dem Babies are on the song." She adds , "They were singing this when they were, like, just two. Mainly it's Ms. Monroe singing, and Roc is on there...You'll hear, I can't give it away. She is actually singing though."
Mariah also reveals that she never saw herself as a mom. "I remember being a little girl and going, 'I don't think I'm going to have babies when I grow up'....for a while I was probably convinced of that, and I just realized things change and that's what happens," she reveals. Of course, one of the things that changed was meeting Nick and deciding she wanted to start a family after all.
But even though the twins are singing on Mariah's album, Nick has no interest in them going into showbiz. When asked at a recent press event if he'd let them audition for something like his show, America's Got Talent , he said immediately, "Absolutely not!"
"I want 'em to strive for something more than what's in their wheelhouse," Nick explained to reporters. "For them to be entertainers is gonna be pretty easy; I mean, mom and dad work in entertainment. So I want to encourage something [where] that they can have their own sense of accomplishment."
Nick also says that based on his own experiences, he knows that showbiz can be rough on young kids and would rather not have them go through that. But ultimately, he realizes that if it's their dream, he may have to deal with it.
"Sometimes you can't stop the kids," he says. "I mean, if my kids came to me and said, 'All I want to do is sing, dance or act,' as much as I wouldn't want them to do it, if this is their passion, I wanna support it. But I definitely don't wanna encourage it, like, I don't wanna be a stage parent."
Nick adds, "If this is what they want to do with their lives, I would encourage school plays, choirs at church, and then when they reach a certain age and they've gotten the education that they want, then I'll say, 'OK, let's pursue it as an adult.'"
Mariah and Nick still have a ways to go before they have to make that decision, though: The twins will turn three this month.
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