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Things are quickly getting ugly in the Mariah Carey-Nick Cannon breakup and an unlikely source is now throwing fuel on the fire.

Nick Cannon’s father – a preacher named James Cannon – posted a series of bizarre Facebook messages yesterday that appeared to be thinly-veiled jabs at his soon-to-be-ex-daughter-in-law.

Some highlights:

“Heres a thing, if a man say no lies and the woman lies all the time, what should that man do?” 

“Here a thing, if a woman puts on 200 the husband like a nice slim wife, what should that man do?”

“Here a thing, if a man wants to have ten children and his wife only wants two children, then what should that man do?”

And here’s where it really gets scandalous:

“If a man tells a wife to have an abortion and she [has] it anyway, what should that man do?”

Naturally, the posts gained a lot of attention and James quickly deleted them. He now claims that they were simply excerpts from a book that he’s writing. 

We’re gonna go out on a limb and say that that load of barely-sensical gibberish doesn’t sound like the work of a man who’s writing a book. 

Sources have said Nick is worried about Carey’s mental state, and that he initiated the divorce out of concern for their children.

So it makes sense that James would be pissed at Mariah. And it also makes sense that Nick would insist that his dad delete the status updates in order to protect her.