By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Reality television was supposed to show a glimpse into the real life of those who were crazy enough to sign up for letting cameras follow their every moves. Unfortunately, instead, reality television has become an over dramatized and false impersonation of life, as it seems to be more popular for faking relationships, marriages, and even careers. Over time, it’s even become increasingly hard to watch and embarrassing to follow as the shows lately usually feature grown women fighting and tossing wine bottles at one another over high school like drama. Despite the petitions and public outcry, most reality shows still bring in millions of viewers each episode. And because reality television continues to be hot, it clearly isn’t going anywhere, regardless of the fact that it seems to be getting even worse. Well now reality television might have reached an all time low. Today, it was announced that Rapper Shawty Lo has been granted his own reality show to follow his life, which consists of his 10 (you read that correctly) baby mamas and 11 children.
Shawty Lo has signed up for a one hour reality show that will follow his dramatic life of interacting with all ten of his baby mamas and eleven children. He also has a 19-year old girlfriend, and the relationship seems to add more drama to an already extremely complicated situation. All My Babies’ Mamas has been confirmed for the Oxygen network, the same network that is known for creating the extremely ratchet Bad Girls Club series, which features a random group of young women who fight, get drunk, have plenty of promiscuous sex, and party every night for the cameras; all while living together under one roof.
Here’s a statement from the press release the network released early Wednesday morning:
Oxygen Media announces production of a new one-hour special, “All My Babies’ Mamas” (working title), revealing the complicated lives of one man, his children’s mamas, and their army of children. Premiering in spring 2013, this real-life special from creative duo Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto of DiGa Vision will capture the highs and lows of this extreme ‘blended family’ that is anything but ordinary, while also showing the drama and the passion behind life’s most unexpected situations.
“Oxygen will give fans an intimate look at unconventional families with larger than life personalities and real emotional stakes,” says Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President of Development, Oxygen Media. “’All My Babies’ Mamas’ will be filled with outrageous and authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about.”
This bold new series shows every second of the drama-filled lives surrounding a unique “modern” family unit, as they navigate their financially and emotionally connected lives. As the household grows, sometimes so does the dysfunction, leaving the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create order. With humor and heart, this dynamically linked family must find a way to all get along… but sharing your man with several opinionated women is bound to create issues. Will there be a conflict over a family holiday, who needs school supplies and who holds the household finance purse strings, or can these feisty babies’ mamas band together and live peacefully as one family unit?
And if the premise of the show isn’t outrageous enough, there’s now a clip of the show making rounds on the web. We’re not sure how official the trailer is, but it’s just as bad as you thought it would be:
Another interesting tidbit about Shawty Lo is he was a member of D4L (a short-lived rap group from Atlanta) and he was originally supposed to be a member of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, however, legal troubles kept that from happening.
As confirmed in the press release, the show is set to premiere sometime Spring 2013. Can the obvious portrayal of stereotypes of black women be even more clear from this trailer?