Mariah Carey performs during the Annual Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010.

*Nick Cannon announced on his radio show today that his wife, Mariah Carey, is indeed expecting twins.

“I haven’t even told my wife I doing this so I’m probably gonna get yelled at for not getting permission. … We are having twins!” he said on New York’s 92.3 station:

Mariah Carey’s publicist Cindi Berger soon followed up with a twins confirmation as well.

Cannon said two VIPs did get the scoop: President Barack Obama and wife Michelle. Carey told the first couple during a taping of a “Christmas in Washington” show.

Cannon added: “Both babies are healthy, in tiptop shape.”

Twin talk surfaced just before Thanksgiving, when during an interview Carey referred to her fetus as “they.”