50 Cent questions Nick Cannon for having 12 kids: 'I don't know what the f*** is wrong with him'

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By Kim Novak

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Having 12 kids is not for the faint-hearted, and it's safe to say 50 Cent is not planning to follow in Nick Cannon's footsteps and have quite so many children of his own.

The rapper has a 26-year-old son Marquise Jackson with his former partner Shaniqua Tompkins, as well as a 10-year-old son Sire with actress and model Daphne Joy.

The topic of Nick came up during a new interview when 50 revealed he regretted buying a huge mansion for himself in 2003 to symbolize his success, after finding the family occupied the same amount of space within it as they would in a far smaller home.

Speaking to Forbes's Brian J. Roberts, 50 Cent explained: "If I had Nick Cannon's 12 kids or s**t like that, you could put them all in a bedroom. Everybody's here, putting them together then it would make sense. But I'm not going to have kids like that."

He continued: "I don't want the responsibility of that many women that you got to deal with emotionally, especially after they don't feel like your friend anymore. That's too much."

The 48-year-old rapper - real name Curtis Jackson - then joked: "I don't know what the f**k is wrong with Nick Cannon," before quickly correcting himself and revealing the "old 50 Cent" slipped out for a moment, but that Nick deserved it because he said something about him at one of his shows.

50 Cent had bought his home in Farmington, Connecticut - which sparked the whole topic of discussion - in 2003 from the ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson for $4.1 million after the success of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

The huge home covers 50,000 square feet and ha 52 rooms, a grotto pool spa, a full nightclub with a casino room and billiards rooms, a recording studio (of course), a cathedral atrium, a basketball court, and even a helipad.

A house of such proportions is also not exactly cheap to maintain, and 50 was having to spend $72,000 a month on his mortgage, property tax, insurance, and utilities - as well as a further $5,000 for gardening and $9,000 for "security and protection", as reported by ET.

He soon came to realize that there was no need for him to have a home quite so massive, explaining: "You still gonna sleep on one bed... So if you're not in that mode where you wanna bring that many people around for you to entertain them, then you're not good.

"I was looking around like, 'Yo, why did I buy this s**t? Like I looking, going, 'What the f**k made me buy this s**t?'"

Now, most people know Nick has a pretty massive brood, having had 12 children with multiple different women - most of which arrived in quick succession over the past couple of years, so a house that size is probably going to have to be on the wishlist for the future.

He has 12-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, as well as six-year-old Golden Sagon, Powerful Queen, two, and 11-month-old Rise Messiah with Brittany Bell.

Nick has twins Zion and Zillion, two, as well as nine-month-old Beautiful Zeppelin with Abby De La Rosa, and one-year-old Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi, 11-month-old Onyx Ice with LaNisha Cole, and Halo Marie, eight months, with Alyssa Scott, who was also the mother of his late son Zen who tragically died from a rare form of brain cancer at just five months old.

The TV star, 42, recently revealed how he tries to make time for all of his children, explaining: "It's not about what I do for you or what I say to you, it’s about how you feel when I’m with you. If you feel loved when you see your dad, that’s what’s gonna resonate."

Featured image credit: John Nacion/Getty Images

50 Cent questions Nick Cannon for having 12 kids: 'I don't know what the f*** is wrong with him'

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By Kim Novak

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Having 12 kids is not for the faint-hearted, and it's safe to say 50 Cent is not planning to follow in Nick Cannon's footsteps and have quite so many children of his own.

The rapper has a 26-year-old son Marquise Jackson with his former partner Shaniqua Tompkins, as well as a 10-year-old son Sire with actress and model Daphne Joy.

The topic of Nick came up during a new interview when 50 revealed he regretted buying a huge mansion for himself in 2003 to symbolize his success, after finding the family occupied the same amount of space within it as they would in a far smaller home.

Speaking to Forbes's Brian J. Roberts, 50 Cent explained: "If I had Nick Cannon's 12 kids or s**t like that, you could put them all in a bedroom. Everybody's here, putting them together then it would make sense. But I'm not going to have kids like that."

He continued: "I don't want the responsibility of that many women that you got to deal with emotionally, especially after they don't feel like your friend anymore. That's too much."

The 48-year-old rapper - real name Curtis Jackson - then joked: "I don't know what the f**k is wrong with Nick Cannon," before quickly correcting himself and revealing the "old 50 Cent" slipped out for a moment, but that Nick deserved it because he said something about him at one of his shows.

50 Cent had bought his home in Farmington, Connecticut - which sparked the whole topic of discussion - in 2003 from the ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson for $4.1 million after the success of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

The huge home covers 50,000 square feet and ha 52 rooms, a grotto pool spa, a full nightclub with a casino room and billiards rooms, a recording studio (of course), a cathedral atrium, a basketball court, and even a helipad.

A house of such proportions is also not exactly cheap to maintain, and 50 was having to spend $72,000 a month on his mortgage, property tax, insurance, and utilities - as well as a further $5,000 for gardening and $9,000 for "security and protection", as reported by ET.

He soon came to realize that there was no need for him to have a home quite so massive, explaining: "You still gonna sleep on one bed... So if you're not in that mode where you wanna bring that many people around for you to entertain them, then you're not good.

"I was looking around like, 'Yo, why did I buy this s**t? Like I looking, going, 'What the f**k made me buy this s**t?'"

Now, most people know Nick has a pretty massive brood, having had 12 children with multiple different women - most of which arrived in quick succession over the past couple of years, so a house that size is probably going to have to be on the wishlist for the future.

He has 12-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, as well as six-year-old Golden Sagon, Powerful Queen, two, and 11-month-old Rise Messiah with Brittany Bell.

Nick has twins Zion and Zillion, two, as well as nine-month-old Beautiful Zeppelin with Abby De La Rosa, and one-year-old Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi, 11-month-old Onyx Ice with LaNisha Cole, and Halo Marie, eight months, with Alyssa Scott, who was also the mother of his late son Zen who tragically died from a rare form of brain cancer at just five months old.

The TV star, 42, recently revealed how he tries to make time for all of his children, explaining: "It's not about what I do for you or what I say to you, it’s about how you feel when I’m with you. If you feel loved when you see your dad, that’s what’s gonna resonate."

Featured image credit: John Nacion/Getty Images