Mariah Carey’s Baby Delivery Was Very, Very Mariah Carey

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Singer Maria Carey and her husband, actor Nick Cannon attend the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/2010 AFP

Nick Cannon has been designated the official explainer-in-chief since he and wife Mariah Carey welcomed twins Moroccan and Monroe into the world, and while taping an appearance for The Gayle King Show this week, Cannon explained Carey's unique birthing process. "Now my wife wanted to make sure that when the babies came out, that they came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance from Mariah Carey — her Madison Square performance of 'Fantasy' — so they came out to a round of applause," Cannon said. (You can find the performance he's referring to here, in case you were curious and/or home-delivering an applause-starved baby yourself today.) Still, Cannon would like to reassure you that he does possess a modicum of self-awareness. When asked for the umpteenth time about those unique baby names, he admitted his real motivation: "Of course we got to keep our celebrity weirdness up!" [Us]