Sunday, May 26, 2013

Shawty Lo Cancels His Show

Rapper, Shawty Lo, gets his first reality show cancelled due to the title that is depicting stereotypes of the black community.
           Known for being part of the hip-hop group, D4L, Shawty Lo carried on into doing his own thing when he broke out with his first album, "Units In The City," in 2008. The album featured the hit single, "Dey Know," that debuted at #3 on the Hot Rap Charts. Just recently, Shawty Lo was set to film his reality show titled, "All My Babies' Mommas," on the Oxygen channel, but it caused a lot of controversy and tension from the NAACP. They stated to wanting to have a pentition sign to take the show off the air because it was portraying too many stereotypes on the show including the title alone. The Oxygen station later wrote a press release saying that they will be in the process of cancelling the show due to it's irresponsible nature. Shawty Lo later claimed that other stations reached out to him agreeing to work with him on the show.
           In the video above, Shawty Lo explains that he didn't really like the title of his show too much because he didn't want to make it seem like he was not a good dad. He did however, wanted to show this part of his life to show what he been through and how he is making it. He has a total of 11 kids by 10 different women, two of those kids being boys and the rest, girls. So many people boycotted the show because it was showing too many negative aspects of the African American community. Shawty Lo didn't want TV to think of him that way saying, "A show don’t make my life or break my life. It is what it is," said Lo.

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