Mariah Carey is perfect in the eyes of her ex, Nick Cannon. The America’s Got Talent host visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for Monday’s episode, where the topic of Mimi’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance came up.
“I’m a conspiracy theorist. I think the government did that, they set her up. That was a distraction,” Cannon quipped about Carey’s technical difficulties during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Cannon went on to excuse his ex-wife’s actions, saying it could have happened to anybody.
"Anyone who knows about performing and having inner ears and stuff like that, things like that can go wrong on live television,” he said. “I screw up on America’s Got Talent all the time. When there’s people in your ears, saying things and stuff, I think she got kinda busted. But being the diva that she is, she was like, ‘I’m just going to walk around and pose.’ Like Ryan Seacrest said, ‘She can do no wrong.’”
And while the former spouses officially divorced in late 2016, Cannon and Carey have remained close for the sake of their twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
“It’s all rooted in love, and we got so much love for those two kids that we’ll do anything for them,” the proud dad insisted.
The twins are about to become half siblings to Cannon’s upcoming addition – a baby boy with his former girlfriend Brittany Bell.
“Being single, you have people you meet and connect with, and I connected a little too well, I guess,” Cannon quipped about his past declaration that he was going to be celibate. “Bringing a new life into the world is always a beautiful thing and a celebration. I’m about a month away before I got a new Cannon in the building.”
Cannon previously spoke with ET in November about his impending bundle of joy, saying, “It’s outstanding. Honestly, they say even in unexpected situation, you still embrace the beauty of bringing life into this world, because that is what life is all about.”
For more from the proud dad, watch the clip below!