- 1 Who is Moroccan Scott Cannon?
- 2 His childhood so far: The tumultuous truth
- 3 Moroccan Scott Cannon – A name with many meanings
- 4 Who exactly is their father?
- 5 And who is their mother?
- 6 Part of the war
- 7 What is their parents’ net worth?
Who is Moroccan Scott Cannon?
Born under the sign of Taurus on the 30th of April 2011, in Los Angeles, California USA, Moroccan Scott Cannon is an eight-year old actor and already a social media celebrity. He is extremely well known to the world, and often mentioned across media sources thanks to being one of the two children of singer Mariah Carey and rapper Nick Cannon. He has been somewhat involved in the entertainment industry since 2017, enjoying some success over the duration.
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His childhood so far: The tumultuous truth
Moroccan’s parents had evidently been going through certain relationship difficulties during his upbringing in Los Angeles – they decided to separate shortly after his birth, but renewed their wedding vows in 2013 while visiting Disneyland.
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Mariah and Nick split up again in 2014, only to renew their vows a second time in August that year. Moroccan’s parents ultimately decided against staying together, having their divorce finalized in 2016. Throughout this period, both Moroccan and his twin sister Monroe had been moving between their parents, and after their legal separation, Nick and Mariah stayed on friendly terms, and the children haven’t been lacking the presence of either. The twins are most likely attending a thus-far unspecified educational institution in 2020. They now live with Mariah, but Nick visits often.
Moroccan Scott Cannon – A name with many meanings
Both of the twins were named after people and things of great significance to their parents.
Monroe Cannon owes her name to Mariah Carey’s greatest idol – Marilyn Monroe. Moroccan’s name actually comes from the décor style of the room in which Nick proposed to Mariah, while the middle name Scott comes from Nick’s own, after the maiden name held by his paternal great-grandmother. Ever since the children started living with Mariah in Venezuela, Moroccan’s name in South America has been Moroccan Scott Cannon Carey. The children enjoy Irish, African and Venezuelan ancestry on their mother’s side, and African on their father’s.
Who exactly is their father?
Born Nicholas Scott Cannon under the sign of Libra, on the 8th of October 1980, in San Diego, California USA, Nick Cannon is a 40-year old African-American rapper, actor, producer, writer, director and TV host.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) February 13, 2020
Nick’s childhood was spent mostly alongside his paternal grandfather, in one of the less safe areas of San Diego – Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects. These beginnings caused him to be involved in gang activity at a young age, with the Lincoln Park Bloods. He later stated that the loss of a close friend caused him to abandon the lifestyle and dedicate himself to education – he attended Spring Valley’s Monte Vista High School, where he had the president’s seat in the African Student Coalition, performed enviably in track and field, and matriculated in 1998.
Nick’s first professional public outing took place shortly after high school, at which point he debuted as a stand-up comedian in a local cable television program.
He didn’t pursue a college degree, and dedicated himself to music. Cannon started out as part of the Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad trio, and as a performer eventually garnered enough recognition to be signed by Jive Records in 2001.
How did he get to where he is now?
Nick went solo in 2003, releasing his debut single entitled “Your Pops Don’t Like Me (I Really Don’t Like This Dude)”. His career as a rapper has been escalating ever since, the most recent success being the single entitled “Hold On” from December 2016. However, that’s far from his only achievement. Nick has been involved in many other parts of the entertainment industry since starting out. He has a massive number of credits from all categories combined, most significantly 63 as an actor, and 36 as a producer.
His most famous portrayal is that of Devon Miles in “Drumline” in 2002. Nick remains active in Hollywood in 2020, set to feature in four upcoming projects, one of which is the TV series named “Nick Cannon”. Cannon has 28 nominations and four awards, the most recent being the Image Award (NAACP) in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category in 2012.
And who is their mother?
Mariah Carey is arguably one of the most popular female performers of all time. She was born on the 27th of March 1970, in Huntington, Long Island, New York USA, so is currently 49 years old. Mariah’s father is Alfred Roy Carey – an Afro-Venezuelan aeronautical engineer, while her mother is Patricia Carey (née Hickey), a part-time vocal coach and opera singer of Irish ancestry.
Her parents married in 1960 after a few years of dating, but this didn’t go too smoothly for the rest of the family. Mariah’s maternal grandparents legally excluded her mother from the family for marrying an African-American. This later caused young Mariah to feel neglected by her mother’s parents, which definitely had an impact on her personality growing up. Mariah, her older sister Alison Ann Carey (born August 1962), and their brother Morgan were devastated when their parents divorced in 1973, in part due to the children suffering racial slander in the neighboring areas. Morgan and Mariah remained with their mother, while Ann went with Alfred. By the age of four, Mariah was almost completely separated from her father on an emotional level, which is when she started singing.
How did she become famous?
For the majority of her teenage life, Mariah tried to succeed as a singer. She started out with a peer named Gavin Christopher, eventually producing the song “Here We Go ‘Round Again”. After failing to get her demo accepted by numerous music labels, she met singer Brenda K. Starr, who saw the potential in Carey’s music. In 1988 she was introduced to a Columbia Records producer, who signed her after listening to a few of her songs. This was essentially the start of her career as we know it today – a gradual ascent into stardom. Her first appearance on television in a music video goes back as early as 1990, at which point her “Vision of Love” was aired. Mariah’s most recent on-screen presence was in an episode of “The Craig Caddell Show” entitled “Finding Christmas Ornaments” in 2019, in which she appeared as a performer.
Part of the war
The young twins are most likely familiar with certain details of the two-decade long artistic war between rapper Eminem and their father which, as evidenced by gq.com, still seems to be raging. Due to various issues in their relationship, Mariah is known to have been involved with Eminem instead of Cannon for a time, and this situation seems to have left both of the rappers in a lyrical war of their own. Some websites, such as highsnobiety.com, take Eminem’s side in the feud, stating that he ‘is the one rapper you should never beef with.’
What is their parents’ net worth?
Nick Cannon’s net worth is around $50 million, while Mariah Carey’s is approximately $300 million. The twins are expected to become celebrities of their own, assuming careers with similar success.