Just moments ago, Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo, who’s reality show “All My Babies’ Mamas” was canceled yesterday before it even aired, has now sparked an uproar between fans and friends of the rapper (including 40 Glocc) who’ve launched an online petition over at Change.org demanding the Oxygen network to continue with production and the premiere of Lo’s reality show.
It’s a sad day in America, when people attempt to reject a father that steps up to the plate, a father who is actively supporting his children & their mothers , not just monetarily but emotionally as well.
Shawty Lo, is in fact a father figure that most young black men today coming from a similar past lifestyle and environment, should mimic in his parental role. With 11 children, which are all clothed, fed, housed and loved in everyway that a parent should love, protect and provide for their child. As well as being a supportive and active partner in the co-parenting of his children with their mothers.
Everyone has a past, especially in hip-hop, however how many take the reins and put their life in motion for change?
Rap music came from the streets of urban culture, songs of struggle and strength. Before the masses came in with their auto tunes and pop divas, hip-hop was the voice of urban America, allowing young men and women in the concrete jungle a poetic voice, that allowed others into their world. Artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC and Public Enemy paved the way for today’s chart toppers. Rhymes about what their daily life endured, with everything from teen pregnancy, racism to political movements.
A man is supposed to take care of his children, and the mother (s), weather it be singular or plural.
So here’s the question, would you rather see 11 children struggle with mothers on welfare? Or watch a man support his children? Does it come down to the race card?
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And despite the 36 year-old saying he’s “Dunn Dunn it all” he’ll now have to cross the reality show path as his 10 baby mamas and 11 kids are failing to experience stardom.
40 Glocc is promising to follow fans on Twitter who retweets his tweets and signs the petition.