Nick Cannon, the rapper husband of R&B/pop superstar Mariah Carey, and the artist behind a much-praised pro-life rap song and video, made no secret of his feelings when his wife gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on the couple’s wedding anniversary. “My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life!” Cannon exclaimed via Twitter on Saturday, as reported by Access Hollywood. “I won’t ever be able to top this!” Carey gave birth to twins just after noon on Saturday in Los Angeles, a boy and a girl; the couple released the baby’s names.
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The rapper’s enthusiasm for the birth of his children comes as no surprise to those who have been paying close attention to his career. In 2005 Cannon released a song entitled “Can I Live,” accompanied by a powerful music video, which told the story of how he was almost aborted by his own mother.
In the second-to-last scene Cannon’s mother rises from the operating table as her unborn son’s silent arguments penetrate and she runs from the clinic into the sunshine. There she is greeted by several dozen children singing the chorus and wearing T-shirts with the words “Can I Live” printed on them.
The video closes with Cannon hugging his present-day mother saying, “I am just telling ya’ll my story / I love life / I love my mother for giving me life / We all need to appreciate life / A strong women that had to make a sacrifice / Thanks for listening… / Mama thanks for listening.
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