Nick Cannon and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas

Nick Cannon and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas

*Paps caught Nick Cannon at ROKU in Los Angeles Thursday night on a date with TLC’s Chilli – and her mother. has the play-by-play:

Arriving around 8 p.m., the singer, 45, and her mom, Ava, requested a “relatively exclusive” table before Cannon, 35, joined them 15 minutes later.

“Nick was super engaged with Chilli and her mom and very animated,” an onlooker tells People exclusively. “They were laughing and giggling and seemed to be telling lots of jokes.”

Last month, Cannon demurred when asked about rumors he was dating the TLC singer, saying, “I would be so lucky to be able to be called ‘dating’ her. This is all new to me. I’m not ready for titles and all that stuff.”