Nick Cannon Forgets Daughter’s Name In Stern Interview

Nick Cannon could only name 11 of his 12 children when asked by Howard Stern.

BYBen Mock
Nick Cannon Forgets Daughter’s Name In Stern Interview

Nick Cannon's large family is a topic that has been covered extensively. The musician and television host currently has 12 children with six women. As Howard Stern put in a recent interview, "If he's not working, he's fucking." Cannon's oldest children are his twins Moroccan and Monroe, who are 11. His youngest child is 4-month-old Halo. Over the weekend, Cannon shared Easter-themed photos alongside his son, Legendary.

Cannon has typically taken the conversation about his family in stride. Last year, he released a shopping channel parody in which he joked about his "big ass family". However, 12 kids means 12 names to remember. And for a man as busy as Cannon, that can be a big task. Especially when you're on national radio suddenly being asked to name all 12.

Nick Cannon Forgets Daughter Onyx's Name

Appearing on the Howard Stern show on Tuesday, the topics of conversation ranged from whether Cannon would get a vasectomy to wanting kids with Taylor Swift. As the conversation stayed on Cannon's large family, Stern asked the TV star to name all 12 of his children. Cannon began to list his children in age order but was stopped when Stern told him he had "missed one". When Cannon repeated part of the list, Stern informed him he had missed Onyx Ice Cole. Onyx is Cannon's daughter with LaNisha Cole, born in September 2022.

Cannon, who was able to name all 12 last month on The Shade Room, tried to deflect the mistake, saying Stern had "threw him off." Stern briefly lamented "poor Onyx" and joked that the mistake would likely land Cannon in trouble before the conversation moved on. Previously in the interview, Stern had joked about the "theory" that Cannon has so many kids so he can find a kidney donor. It was a small hiccup in a long and wide-ranging interview, but social media was quick to jump on Cannon's omission. However, there has not been a report of any public backlash from Cannon's family. It was like a mistake made in the pressure of the moment and Cannon was big enough to own up to when called out. Maybe Cannon needs to carry a list around with him, just in case he is asked again.


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