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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey were basking in the glow of becoming new parents to their twins Moroccan and Monroe, when the couple was approached by Child Protective Services while still in the hospital!
"Child Protective Services actually came to me while I was in the hallway and said that they were here to see me because there had been allegations that there was drug and alcohol use during the stay in the hospital," Cannon, 30, told CNN's Piers Morgan on Thursday. "I was like, 'Well, how would that even be possible? How could the hospital even allow that?'"
Well, it seems that it was just a big misunderstanding that led the government agency to the new parents, who arrived home safe with their babies on May 14.
"It all started when a nurse suggested to my wife that if you drink Guinness, the dark beer, the yeast improves breastfeeding," Cannon explained. "I don't know if someone heard that, but then they were saying my wife was drinking beer. People will do anything to try to conjure up a story."
"When I spoke to the person from Child Protection Services, they said, 'This is ridiculous, we're going to make sure this isn't the case,'" Cannon said. "To even have to deal with that, with my wife in the state that she's in while we're in the hospital, to even have to think about someone possibly wanting to investigate your children...it's sad at the end of the day."
"It's really sad when you think about people trying to make a buck off newborn babies," he added.
Mariah and the babies, who were born on April 30, left the hospital on Saturday -- and all three are happy and healthy at home.
"Yes, I am on a tweet spree but its cause I'm finally HOME! w/ #dembabies+NC (also demdogs!lol)" the singer twittered on May 14.
Later that day, the new mom shared another update. "#dembabies aka Roc+Roe are sleeping peacefully," she wrote. "I just finished singing 2 them(softly!) Feeling so blessed. LYM : )x0x0"