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Nick Cannon took to Instagram on Monday to announce the release of his new R&B album, Raw&B: The Explicit Tape, expected to arrive this Friday. Along with the revealing cover art, which features his on-and-off again girlfriend, model Jessica White, the Masked Singer host says he’s got “another special announcement coming soon.”

Following some fans’ thoughts that the album cover reveal “was another pregnancy photo shoot,” IG users immediately speculated that Nick will soon announce a new baby on the way. 

“Yes he is the father AGAIN lol,” one user wrote. Another commented, “Congratulations on the pending baby announcement.”

The reactions may come as not much of surprise to many, considering Nick is preparing to become a father for the eighth time. On The Nick Cannon Show in January, he shared the news of his latest addition, a baby boy with model Bre Tiesi. Nick also opened up about the passing from brain cancer of his infant son, Zen, whom he shared with Alyssa Scott

Regarding his music, the 41-year-old star told E! News he’s being more “open” and “vulnerable” than ever before.

“So I think through this, people will actually get a chance to understand me more,” he said. “Because I know I’m difficult to understand, I know I’m unorthodox in many manners, I know I’m not ordinary or typical by any means.”

While waiting for Raw&B: The Explicit Tape to drop this Friday, we’ll have to also patiently wait to see what exactly Nick’s special announcement is.

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