Published September 15, 2011:

Nick Cannon,  the adorable host of America’s Got Talent,” recently told People Magazine he will “absolutely not” let his twins (with wife Mariah Carey), Moroccan and Monroe, follow in their parents famous footsteps.

Cannon said: “I just want them to strive for something greater than entertainment. I’m one of those believers in teachers, professors, heart surgeons. That’s what I’m rooting for. If I could get a scientist, that’d be amazing.”

UPDATE: When asked recently if he would like the adorable tots to audition on America’s Got Talent!, Nick said: “Absolutely not. That’s my personal feeling. But if you asked my wife, she would say, ‘Yes! Let’s sign them up next year!’  The thing that is great about this show is that you’re giving people who would never have an opportunity at stardom an opportunity. As a parent, and maybe because I’m a new parent, I am so protective and so sensitive and would never want anyone to judge my child.”

Nick concedes that if showbiz is something his twins really want to do when they’re older, he wouldn’t stand in their way.  Cannon said: “You catch me in 10 years and [if] my child is an amazing singer or drummer and says, ‘Dad, I want to do it,’ of course I am going to support whatever they want.”