Nick Cannon gently positioned headphones on baby Zion and Zillion for their close-up

By Jen Juneau
July 20, 2021 11:01 AM
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Nick Cannon is giving a behind-the-scenes look at his 5-week-old twins' newborn photo shoot.

On Monday, The Masked Singer host shared a series of videos to his Instagram Story that showed him helping set up the DJ-themed portrait session for Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, whom he welcomed on June 14 with Abby De La Rosa.

The adorable footage featured Cannon, 40, and two others gently positioning headphones around the ears of "DJ Z-Mix & DJ Z-illy Dollaz," as they laid on a fluffy white cushion before a tiny turntable.

In the following slide, Cannon introduced his son Zen, "aka 'Z Chillin,' " sharing a sweet shot of the newborn in a cozy beige blanket with his hands behind his head.

Zen, whom the actor and musician shares with model Alyssa Scott, was born nine days after Zillion and Zion.

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Nick Cannon's Instagram Story
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Nick Cannon Instagram
Nick Cannon's Instagram Story
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The footage comes days after De La Rosa shared a series of photos with Cannon and their twin boys from the same shoot, revealing the infants' faces for the first time.

"ONE MONTH OLD 🤍🤍 ZION & ZILLION CANNON," De La Rosa captioned the photos.

In addition to Zen and the twins, Cannon welcomed daughter Powerful Queen back in December with Brittany Bell. The two also share 4-year-old son Golden.

He and ex-wife Mariah Carey are also parents to 10-year-old twins, son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe.

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Scott appeared to confirm she was expecting a son with Cannon on Father's Day when she shared a photo of him and her baby bump, and recently announced that she welcomed her baby boy on June 23.

On his Power 106 Los Angeles radio show earlier this month, Cannon said he's been "having these kids on purpose" after City Girls rapper JT advised him to "wrap it up" — a nod to using a condom when having sex.

"I don't have no accident," said Cannon. "Trust me, there's a lot of people that I could've gotten pregnant that I didn't. ... The ones that got pregnant are the ones that were supposed to get pregnant."

Earlier in the show, the star compared his pattern of welcoming offspring to that of a seahorse, joking, "I'm like a seahorse out here. That's just the way I'm procreating."