Nick Cannon Discusses Health Of His & Mariah's Babies, Reveals Who Changes Diapers The Most

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Nick Cannon Discusses Health Of His & Mariah's Babies, Reveals Who Changes Diapers The Most
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Nick Cannon Discusses Health Of His & Mariah's Babies, Reveals Who Changes Diapers The Most

Nick Cannon is one proud papa and he's just revealed new details about his beautiful twins - Moroccan and Monroe -- with wife Mariah Carey.

"Monroe obviously is inspired by Marilyn Monroe -- who my wife is a huge fan of -- and it's just a strong name for a female," Nick told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Friday's Access Hollywood Live. "When you hear Monroe as a first name, it's kind of cool. And then Moroccan - I got to name our son. Mariah wasn't really with it at first, but I thought it was kind of cool because it kind of sounds like Mariah and Nick together.

"I proposed to my wife in our Moroccan-inspired room. I thought that had some symbolism to it as well," he continued. "We just call him 'Rock.' I wanted a strong name."

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the couple's twins were born on April 30, and Nick said on Friday's Access Hollywood Live that he acted as "production manager" for his wife on the big day.

"I put it all together. I had a regular camera in one hand, a video camera in the other, I was DJing," he told Billy and Kit with a laugh. "I had to make sure that my wife's song, 'Fantasy' -- the live version in Madison Square Garden -- was playing when the kids popped out. So they were born to a huge round of applause from Madison Square Garden! They doctor had to cue me."

Despite Mariah's first-time mommy nerves, Nick said the legendary singer was an absolute champ during her delivery.

"She was cool! She was kind of calm," the new daddy gushed. "I just remember the doctor going, 'Nick, get the camera ready,' and then you hear like, this kind of pop sound and my wife go, 'Whoaaaaa' and then the babies come up. There wasn't a scream or anything!"

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Though the twins are still in the hospital - Nick was still sporting his hospital wristbands during our interview! -- the beaming comedian said the babies are expected to be able to come home on "Sunday or Monday, at the latest."

He also revealed that despite his pre-labor jitters, he's got fatherhood in the bag.

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"I've kind of been around kids and babies all my life, so I'm one of those hands-on [dads] -- I've been changing diapers, taking temperatures," Nick told Billy and Kit. "I'm the designated diaper changer, I'm the one that changes the diapers as of right now - my wife hasn't changed anything yet, but I have."

In addition to his new role as a father, Nick is starring in a comedy special, "Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz," that will air on Showtime on Saturday at 9 PM, and said his loving wife actually helped him write many of his jokes.

"Nothing was off limits in this special. [Mariah] was like my punch-up writer. I would go over all my jokes with her," he told Billy and Kit. "She has a great sense of humor! A lot of people don't know that. But she's cool with me joking about her and our relationship.

"There is a thing where I talk about my wife being a pimp in the special and she liked it, but she was like, 'Did you have to go THAT far?'" he added with a laugh. "It was hilarious - the crowd loved it."

Despite giving birth less than two weeks ago - and breastfeeding "tandem" with one baby one each arm! - Nick revealed Mariah is already anxious to get back to work.

"She was working while she was pregnant and she's planning on putting out an album this year. She's grinding," Nick told Billy and Kit. "She's a workaholic like myself - I think that's kind of why [our relationship] really works."

Despite giving birth less than two weeks ago - and breastfeeding "tandem" with one baby one each arm! - Nick revealed Mariah is already anxious to get back to work.

"She was working while she was pregnant and she's planning on putting out an album this year. She's grinding," Nick told Billy and Kit. "She's a workaholic like myself - I think that's kind of why [our relationship] really works."

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