Carey the proud mum

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon at the 31st Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in March with their twins, son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon at the 31st Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in March with their twins, son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

NEW YORK • Mariah Carey is barking new orders to her son not to make impulsive purchases.

Like most parents, the singer is not immune from the challenges of raising kids.

Her son, Moroccan Scott, is only seven, but already knows how to shop online.

On Wednesday, she turned up at late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! and was open about her child's behaviour.

"My son is, like, a technological genius. He ordered a dog the other day," she said. "And they called him (father Nick Cannon, an actor who is Carey's former hubby) and they were like, 'Your dog is ready.' He's like, 'I didn't order a dog.'"

Carey, 48, added that Moroccan and his twin sister Monroe already have dogs and fish, so the dog order had to be cancelled.

"I have to control them with the iPads," Carey said. "Moroccan charged US$5,000 (S$6,700) on Amazon. He figures everything out. He'll be, like, 'Let me do it.'"

In March, another celebrity's kid also made news with her spending - although it was for charity. At an auction, Beyonce's six-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, first bid US$17,000 for a painting and raised it to US$19,000 before her rap mogul father Jay-Z reined her in.

But Carey, like all proud mothers, could not keep mum about her kids' achievements too, reported the Page Six portal.

"They actually recorded a song. No one's heard it yet. They're very unique kids and they're super smart. I wrote the song - but my daughter was like, 'I really need to get back in the studio' and I'm, like, 'Are you me?'" she told Kimmel.

Carey, who has a three-month residency in Las Vegas starting on July 5, will perform in Singapore on Nov 3.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Carey the proud mum'. Print Edition | Subscribe