After it was reported that the iconic Mariah Carey was taking her ex-husband Nick Cannon to court seeking legal primary custody of their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, social media went into a frenzy. Mariah currently has physical custody, so why go to court? There has been speculation including Mariah needs Nick’s money, to she want’s to enforce visitation because she feels as though he’s  spreading himself thin being the father to more than ten children, by multiple women.

I instantly thought of Tristan Thompson/Khloe Kardashian drama. Though there situations are different, I couldn’t help but think that Mariah noticed that one of the mother’s of Tristan’s kids, is always in the news regarding their child. The young lady seems to relish in the fact that her child with Tristan is related to a Kardashian, and milking it for the fifteen minutes of fame that it affords. It’s been reported that the mother of the child wants them to have a relationship with their siblings. That’s not an unreasonable request, except the fact that she entered into a physical relationship with Tristan while he was still dealing with Khloe. She also went public with pregnancy announcement. Considering she was relatively unknown prior to her pregnancy, the attention she received was by association.

Mariah Carey is known for being a Diva; a true perfectionist. Nick one time joked on a TV interview that it costs between $150,000 and $200,000 just for Mariah to leave out the house. Obviously, she is concerned for her reputation and image, but I’m sure she want’s to shield her children from any avoidable and unnecessary drama that might come about involving their siblings and their families.  There are some women out there who would love to be associated with Mariah by default, even if it’s just having a baby, with her baby’s daddy. It might sound childish, but it’s a reality. Remember, Mariah’s duty is to protect her children at all cost.

Whatever the reason MC has for seeking primary custody, it is her right. Do you think Mariah had any ulterior motives by filing for primary custody, or is it just a simple family matter? What will be interesting to see if there any any obvious changes in the way their children interact with their father and/or their siblings. Only time will tell.