Nick Cannon Doesn't Want His Kids to Be Child Stars

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Nick Cannon has been performing on stage and screen since he was a teenager.

But when it comes to his 2-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with wife Mariah Carey, don't look for them on television anytime soon.

"Me personally, I wouldn't put my kids on television," the former "All That" star told the February issue of Ebony magazine which features him and Mimi getting cozy on the cover. "But to each his own. Most aspiring child actors or child stars have a passion for it. But as easy as it is for me to say that I wouldn't put my kids in it, if I saw that they really, really wanted to do and they had the drive, then I would fully support it."
"As long as there's balance at home, then they could do whatever they wanted to do," Cannon added.
Cannon, 33, knows something about balance.
In addition to being a father and husband, Cannon hosts "America's Got Talent ," serves as chairman to Nickelodeon's TeenNick network and runs his own production company, Ncredible Entertainment. He also does stand-up comedy, raps on and off, and this summer will bring back his sketch-comedy show, "Wild 'n Out."
So how does he do it all, especially in light of being diagnosed with lupus in March 2012?
"Time management and having true structure," Cannon told Ebony. "If there's one thing that's out of place or off the schedule, then it all falls apart. If you have a team that actually understands there's a certain amount of time for certain things, and you focus on that until it's done, then it usually works out. [My illness only] seems different than others because I'm right in front of the camera. Family is always the number one priority."
That includes his five-year-marriage to Carey, 43. The secret to their happy marriage, Cannon said, is sharing the same values.
"It was early on when I found out how spiritual she was, and we had conversations about kids and how to live life," the media mogul tells the mag. "For her to share these values, it instantly let me know this is the person I've always wanted."

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