Mariah Carey Was ‘Convinced’ She Never Wanted Children

When Mariah Carey’s new album comes out 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.

Speaking to ET Canada, Carey 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.”

Carey 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 future husband Nick Cannon and deciding she wanted to start a family after all.

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But even though the twins are singing on Carey’s album, Canon said he has no interest in them going into showbiz.

Asked at recently 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,” Cannon told 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 said 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. Ultimately, he realizes that if it’s their dream, he may have to deal with it.

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“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. 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.'”

Carey and Cannon 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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