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Nick Cannon says he loves Mariah Carey, denies 'Trouble in Paradise' quote on Twitter

Host Nick Cannon arrives at the

Host Nick Cannon arrives at the "America's Got Talent" pre-show red carpet at Radio City Music Hal in Manhattan on July 29, 2014. Credit: AP / Evan Agostini

"America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon has lashed out on Twitter to denounce tabloid claims regarding the reasons for his and Mariah Carey's pending divorce.

"I have personally been absent from social media for the past few months for obvious reasons but I feel the need to finally speak up," he wrote in the first of 19 consecutive tweets. Lambasting "evil bottom feeders" in the media, he said, "I NEVER have, nor will I make a statement regarding my marriage. So whatever your favorite gossip outlet is reporting has been created within . . . [its] own imagination."

Addressing "The Insider," which quoted him saying, "There is trouble in paradise . . . We have been living in separate houses for a few months," Cannon wrote, " 'Trouble in Paradise' is the dumbest phrase I've ever heard! I would never say that [expletive]."

He said he would "forever be indebted" to Carey "for blessing me with our children. I will always love her unconditionally for this and so much more. Mariah Carey is an amazing Mother and I trust her wholeheartedly. So to see false reports in the media stating otherwise is absurd!"

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