EXCLUSIVE: Nick Cannon says he's not looking for love after Mariah Carey: 'I'm broken, I'm shattered'



Nick Cannon is having trouble moving on. The 36-year-old musician and TV personality spoke with ET's Nischelle Turner at the Kids Choice Sports Awards on Thursday night and admitted he wasn't exactly ready for love after his split from Mariah Carey.

"I can't. I'm broken," he told ET. "I'm shattered."

He also noted, "I don't have a girlfriend. I'm always dating. Why not? I'm a single man, I'm supposed to date."

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As for whether or not he'd ever get back together with his A-list ex, Carey, Cannon tried to be respectful of the mother of his children.

"She's got a boyfriend!" he said. "He's a nice guy."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) Mariah Carey, Monroe Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon and Nick Cannon during at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCA2017/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) TV personality Nick Cannon, Monroe Cannon, singer Mariah Carey and Moroccan Scott Cannon at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Nick Cannon, Monroe Cannon, Mariah Carey, and Moroccan Cannon attend Mariah Carey's Halloween Party on October 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend MTV First: Mariah Carey's 'You're Mine (Eternal)' music video world premiere at MTV Studios on February 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Singer Mariah Carey and actor/TV personality Nick Cannon arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Mariah Carey (L) and Nick Cannon attend Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' New York premiere, hosted by TWC, DeLeon Tequila and Samsung Galaxy on August 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: TeenNick Chairman and HALO Awards host Nick Cannon and singer Mariah Carey attend Nickelodeon's 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. The show premieres on Monday, November 19th, 8:00p.m. (ET) on Nick at Nite. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Mariah Carey and TV personality Nick Cannon pose for pictures with their twins Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon during 'Family Day' at Santa Monica Pier on October 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon arrive at the 12th Annual BMI Urban Awards held at Saban Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: (L-R) Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend the 2012 Project Canvas Exhibition & Art Gala at The Opera Gallery on May 11, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon during the their vows renewal ceremony to celebrate their fourth year of marriage, in Paris (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 27: Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon during their wedding vows renewal ceremony, photocall at Maison Blanche on April 27, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Mariah Carey with Moroccan Scott Cannon & Nick Cannon onstage during the BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre on January 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
ASPEN, CO - DECEMBER 31: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are seen on December 31, 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
ABC NEWS - Barbara Walters interviews pop superstar Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend TNT's 'Christmas in Washington 2010' at the National Building Museum on December 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. 'Christmas in Washington 2010' airs on TNT December 17 at 8pm. 20792_004_0010.JPG
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: (Exclusive Coverage) Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon attend the launch of 'Merry Christmas II You' at Allen Room at Lincoln Center on October 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Singer Mariah 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)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Singer/actress Mariah Carey (L) and husband Nick Cannon arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian To/WireImage)
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But he did admit that their marriage was "a special time," adding, "we made some amazing children together."

Those kids, twins Monroe and Moroccan, are already showing signs of following in their famous parents' footsteps.

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"They've been in the studio. They got records. It's popping," Cannon dished. "I'ma be honest, I'm not a huge fan of putting children into the work force. But they love it, so they get into the studio. They're singing, writing, rapping. It's amazing."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
US singer Mariah Carey poses as she arrives to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on February 26, 2017. / AFP / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Mariah Carey, purse and jewelry detail, attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/VF17/Getty Images for VF)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITOR NOTE: This image contains nudity.) Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/VF17/Getty Images for VF)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Mariah Carey, shoe detail, attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
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