Nick Cannon has become a father for the ninth time.
The Masked Singer host took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that he recently welcomed a daughter named Onyx with model Lanisha Cole.
Alongside a black and white photo of the sweet newborn, Nick shared a message in which he promised to “protect, provide, guide and love this child to the best of my ability”.
“We all learn so much from these angels we call children,” he wrote. “I’m learning that it’s not the limited time we have on this planet but it’s the limited amount of love that’s the problem. And I promise to love this little girl with all my heart no matter what. what anyone says… I have given up trying to define myself for the world or society, but instead I am doing the work to heal and grow into the Infinite Being that God has ordained me to ‘be.”
In recent years, Nick has made headlines due to his non-traditional family setup.
He shares twins Moroccan and Monroe, 11, with ex-wife Mariah Carey, son Golden, five, and daughter Power Queen, 20 months, with Brittany Bell, and twins Zion and Zillion, 15 months, with Abby De La Rosa.
Nick is also the father of a baby boy named Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi and is currently expecting another baby with Abby, due next month, and a baby boy with Brittany.
Tragically, Nick’s son with Alyssa Scott, Zen, died aged five months in December 2021 after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
In light of the unconventional dynamic, Nick urged his fans to show their support for his partners, especially brand new mother Lanisha.
“As we all know, I’m not easily triggered and I’m pretty tough-skinned and I’ve always been an open book, but not everyone in my family has the same level of strength. So I pray and ask others to project all criticism and cynicism onto ME and not the loving and precious mothers of my children,” the 41-year-old continued. “@MissLanishaCole is one of the most innocent, peaceful, non-confrontational souls I have ever seen, and only deserves to revel in this moment of blissful joy of motherhood. Please give her that. She’s so loving and pure in heart.”