Shawty Lo Speaks out on His Cancelled Show About His 10 Baby Mamas

Photo Credit: Hot 107.9
Photo Credit: Hot 107.9

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Rapper Shawty Lo has had a crazy few weeks after a clip of his once upcoming reality show hit the internet. The reality show, tentatively title All My Babies’ Mamas was supposed to focus on the life of the rapper that involves 10 baby mamas, 11 kids, and a 19-year-old girlfriend. The trailer for the show immediately caused controversy, as many people in the black community were outraged that Oxygen Network would put out a show that seemed to resemble so many stereotypes associated with African Americans. Immediately after the trailer went viral and Oxygen confirmed that the show would premiere this spring, a petition was created to stop the show from airing.

Although Oxygen initially stood by the show, after the petition amassed over 30,000 signatures and advertisers began to back away from the project, Oxygen decided to pull the plug on the production of the show.

Since the cancellation was confirmed by the network, Shawty Lo’s friends have started their own petition to get the show back and it’s clear that the rapper is doing whatever it takes now to make sure the show will see the light of day. However, at the moment, Oxygen is not budging from its decision to cancel the series.

In a recent interview with Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9, the rapper spoke out about his cancelled show and why he feels that the show was boycotted unfairly.

He says:

“I feel like they didn’t really give the show a chance to air to see what was going on. She [the creator of the petition] made her assumptions off of a trailer. Basically, my life story wasn’t peaches and cream. Coming up was so, so hard for me.

“My mama was on drugs. My daddy was elsewhere. My grandmama raised me and she died from cancer when I was 17. So I was out there in the streets, I don’t like to brag but I came to be like one of the biggest drug dealers in the Bankhead area. And you know with money, came women, came children.

“As time moved on, I woke up, I ain’t got a child in eleven years. What I’m basically doing is telling my story and showing how Shawty Lo turned a negative into a positive.

“The show wasn’t about we bout to fighting, this going on. A lot of fathers don’t even take care of one child, don’t even be there for one chid. But me, I be there with my children, I’m hands on. My kids love their father.”


Shawty Lo also admits that he didn’t want to have 10 baby mamas, and he does understand why some people assumed the show would be negative. However, he feels people should have given the show a chance before they formed their opinions:

“I understand, they have a right to think that. But at least give the show a chance.

“They making they assumptions off of a 13 minute trailer.”


Watch the interview below:


  1. LOL at him begging to get his show picked back up. I’m mad anyone wanted to see this show. Just sad all the way around.

  2. Shawty Lo needs to have a stadium of seats. He’s so ignorant that he couldn’t see that Oxygen was about to pimp him and his entire family. That trailer was a snippet of how they planned to make a fool out of him. Oxygen does not do positive reality shows. When you don’t have any common sense, you won’t notice when people are making a fool out of you.

    1. Exactly! With shows like Bad Girls Club, did he really think that his was going to be positive? They wanted ratings and with a premise like that, did you really think it would look good on TV? My husband watched the trailer and I refused to after he told me what it was about.

  3. I’m mad this grown man is crying about getting back a reality show that was meant to embarrass him, his family, and the entire black race. People need to smarten up. Make money but don’t sell out!

  4. So he wants a reality show because he takes care of his kids? He’s supposed to!!!! I’m not praising him for doing what he is supposed to. FOH.

  5. From that picture alone of him standing up like he’s proud of being a baby daddy to 10 women and the 10 women in the background posing like they have no shame, I can say Oxygen made the right decision.

  6. Failed money scheme… Sorry Shawty Lo, you tried and you failed.. Now you have to find another way to get the cash flo going…

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