In this clip from MTV, Shawty Lo gives us some background on his early life and explains how he came to father 11 children by 10 different women, an arrangement that will be the focus of a new reality show on Oxygen this Spring.
There’s been considerable chatter on the internets about the show, and if I’m not mistaken, some uppity Negro group is even calling for a boycott. Look, I’m not going to watch this shit (I’m lying), and I can see how some people might see it as evidence of the downfall of Western Civilization (it might be), but I think the whole story is getting blown way out of proportion.
These types of situations are nothing new in the hood. This shit happens. My boy’s pops had like 22 children or some shit. Is this show glorifying irresponsible behavior? Possibly, but what reality show doesn’t? I think the important thing to remember is that by all accounts, he appears to be taking care of all of these kids and is present in their lives. If all this show is gonna be is him dealing with an unconventionally large and diverse family, then I don’t see what the big deal is.
Don’t get me wrong, I watched the trailer and I definitely lost a couple of brain cells, but there is far more ratchet shit happening in the gutters of reality TV than a guy with a few different baby mamas. And who knows, maybe some young kid out there with a couple of women knocking his door down for child support will take a page from Shawty’s book and handles his business. Probably not, but maybe.
Previously: Shawty Lo ft. Alley Boy – Best Bullshit