Remember when Oxygen was planning to roll out a new reality television show about Shawty Lo and his ten baby mama’s? Well, when the online world caught wind of the news, the show and the network received heavy backlash about its portrayal of black women. An online petition with more than 40,000 signatures got the show canceled before it even aired. Now Shawty Lo is speaking out on why he thinks the show really didn’t get a chance to see the light of day.
In an interview with Sister 2 Sister Magazine, the rapper says that he believes the title of the show is what really sparked the fire with viewers.
“I really feel like the name that Oxygen came up with, ‘All My Babies’ Mammas,’ was dumb from the beginning when I heard that name,” he told S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown. “It was just the name of the reality show.”
He hasn’t let the bad press get to him.
“A show don’t make my life or break my life. It is what it is,” Shawty Lo said.
To hear more of Shawty Lo’s opinion on the issue, watch the interview below.