Akon sees nothing wrong with Nick Cannon’s parenting choices. In fact, he “1,000 percent” agrees with them.
During a recent appearance on The Zeze Millz Show, Akon was asked to share his thoughts on Cannon’s ever-growing brood and the controversy surrounding his unconventional family. Since 2011, the Wild ‘n Out host has welcomed 11 children with multiple women, and is expecting his 12th child with Alyssa Scott in the upcoming months. Though Cannon has been constantly mocked and criticized for having so many kids and baby mamas, Akon insisted Cannon was living life the way it was intended.
“Do you agree with Nick Cannon and his spreading of his seed?” Millz asked.
“I agree with him 1,000 percent. That’s how life is supposed to be,” Akon replied. “Why not? He’s rich. He’s responsible. He takes care of every one of those children. And the baby mothers are with it. And they hurt for nothing. And they live comfortably.”
Millz pushed back on Akon’s defense, saying many men falsely believed that financial support is all they need from a father. Akon said that wasn’t the case for Cannon.
“He’s there for every one of them,” he fired back. “He’s there for every single one of those kids. I got nine [kids] and I’m there for every one of mine.”
“So every single time, you’re at every single recital?” Millz asked.
“No, that’s a white man’s thing. Who gives a fuck about a recital?” he said. “No, seriously. Listen, my job is to raise my kids, to be responsible, to be understanding, to protect their mother, to give a hand with their father, and to assist with family planning, and to be responsible adults … Now guess what? While I’m taking care of my responsibility to make sure the family has a roof over their head and food, if I have the time to do that and show love, yes, I will do that. But my responsibility is to make sure they grow up responsible and strong.”
He went on to say that communication is important, but admitted he can’t always physically be there for his kids. He said it was the mother’s job to be with the children, while the father’s job is to provide comfort for the mother and the kids.
“You can’t expect a man to conquer the world, if he’s there with his children,” he continued.
Millz then questioned why he couldn’t have just a few children, which would make it easier for them to join him during his travels around the world. Akon wasn’t thrilled with that idea.
“Why would you wanna take children all around the world with a man?” he asked. “That’s so womanistic. What man do you know is gonna run around with his children? You know how weak that looks? Who does that?”
You can check out the full exchange below.