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Nick Cannon Is a Dad for the Third Time

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Mariah Carey's ex took to Instagram to announce the birth of his son

America's Got Talent star and comedian Nick Cannon is perhaps (sorry, Nick!) best known as Mariah Carey's ex — and dad to their 5-year-old twins.

We kind of want to make an inappropriate cannon-shooting joke right now, but we will refrain and simply say that Nick is now a dad for the third time around.

Cannon announced the Tuesday arrival of his new son on Instagram. Cannon posted a photo with the caption: “Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning! No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose! #TrueHappiness Welcome to Earth Son! Golden “Sagon” Cannon 2/21/17 #Awakened.”


Yup, you read that right: Golden "Sagon" Cannon, a new addition to the celebrity baby box of 64 Crayolas (Blue Ivy Carter, Violet Affleck). And nope, we don't know what the quotation marks are about either.

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FYI, that first line of his caption? That's Cannon quoting Mariah Carey's 2005 song "Fly Like a Bird." We're wondering what his new son's mama — ex-girlfriend (awkward!) Brittany Bell — thought about that particular Instagram move. There are probably other ways to commemorate your new kid's arrival than quoting from your other baby mama's hit album, but hey, what do we know?

Bell and Cannon have been off and on since his split from Carey and her 400,000 pairs of stilettos in 2014. We're thinking the Mariah Carey quote in his Instagram baby announcement might just flip the dating switch to "off" permanently.

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Cannon recently announced that he's dropping out of America's Got Talent after a December hospital stay for lupus complications — although the comedian's behavior has reportedly been erratic enough to have colleagues wondering if something else is really going on. So, yeah, it's not been an easy time for Cannon, not by a long shot (that's kind of a cannon joke... we had to get something in there). We're hoping Golden "Sagon" Cannon is golden when it comes to sleeping through the night and that all's soon well for his dad.

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