Trailer pulled for reality show starring rapper who fathered ELEVEN children

By on January 8, 2013

A 20,000-strong Change.org petition claims  Oxygen’s show, All My Babies’ Mamas, ‘stereotypes and demeans black children,  mothers and dads’

By  Sadie Whitelocks

A yet-to-air reality show documenting a  rapper, who has fathered eleven children by ten different women, has been  slammed by critics who have branded it ‘disgusting’ and ‘negative’.

All My Babies’ Mamas, set to air this spring  on the Oxygen network, follows Carlos  ‘Shawty Lo’ Walker, 36, as he navigates family life in an affluent suburb of  Atlanta, Georgia.

But after a preview of the one-hour, fly-on-the-wall hit the internet thousands  of viewers called for it to be scrapped, with many suggesting it plays on racial  stereotypes.

Controversial: Rapper Carlos 'Shawty Lo' Walker, with his 11 children (sat) and their ten respective mothers and his 19-year-old girlfriend (left) - who are all set to star in a new TV show titled All My Babies' MamasControversial: Rapper Shawty Lo, pictured with eight of  his 11 children (seated) and seven of the women that he fathered them with, as  well as his 19-year-old girlfriend (left), are all set to star in a new TV  show

 

A Change.org  petition, which has more than 20,000  signatures, states that the show  ‘stereotypes and demeans black children, mothers and dads’.

New York-based Sabrina Lamb, who launched the  initiative explains: ‘This is not just an attack on African-American parents and  children….but all parents and children.

 

‘As dysfunctional and violent as so-called  reality shows are, could you ever imagine a one hour spectacle where 11 children  are forced to witness their 10 unwed mothers clamor for financial support,  emotional attention and sexual reward from Shawty-Lo, the apathetic  ‘father’?’

Oxygen released a 13-minute trailer promoting  the show in December, before production had been completed.

Relationship history: E'creia, who gave birth to Mr Walker's first child, explained: 'He might be known as a rapper, but here in Atlanta he¿s known for having eleven kids and ten baby mamas.'Relationship history: E’creia, who gave birth to Mr  Walker’s first child, explained: ‘He might be known as a rapper, but here in  Atlanta he¿s known for having eleven kids and ten baby mamas.’

All My Babies' Mamas
All My Babies' Mamas

Join the club: Liana (left) and Angela (right) have both  had children with Atlanta-based rapper Lo Shawty who claims to have had ‘a lot  of girls’ over the years

In the clip, which has has now disappeared  from YouTube, Mr Walker is seen talking about managing his music career and the  struggle of being a father from the confines of his roomy eight-bedroom  mansion.

‘How does a guy like me have ten baby mamas  eleven kids? It’s heaven,’ he boasts in one scene.

‘I  had a lot of girls… They was in love and, I probably was too. And it just  happened’

And in another he explains: ‘I had a lot of  girls… They was in love and, I probably was too. And it just  happened.’

The trailer also shows him as he fails to  remember the names of his eleven teenage children.

In an interview with Essence about her  petition Ms Lamb said: ‘In the clip I saw, Lo couldn’t even remember the names  of all of his 11 children. This is not funny to me. What’s funny  about  this?’

E’creia, who gave birth to Mr Walker’s first  child and refers to herself as ‘The First Lady’, introduces the other women who  have also had flings with the music star.

In the spotlight: Carlos Walker, better known by his stage name Shawty Lo, released his first solo rap album in 2008, but away from the music scene he is busy being a father to 11 children In the spotlight: Carlos Walker, better known by his  stage name Shawty Lo, released his first solo rap album in 2008, but away from  the music scene he is busy being a father to 11 children

The mother-of-one gives all of her fellow  ‘baby mamas’ nicknames, such as  ‘jealous’, ‘the baby mama from hell’ or ‘shady baby mama’.

MEET THE FAMILY: THE FORMER  FLAMES OF SHAWTY LO

So far, just  seven of Shawty Lo’s ten ‘baby mamas’ have been named – and each been given her  own on-show nickname…

  • E’Creia,  29: Known on the show as the ‘First Lady’, she and Shawty Lo were once  engaged and she still handles his finances. When they met, she had three other  children from a previous relationship.
  • Angela,  32: The ‘Fighter Baby Mama’
  • Amanda,  34: The ‘Jealous Baby Mama’
  • Sujuan,  36: She is known as the ‘Wanna-be Bougie Baby Mama’ and says: ‘I just  don’t like the term baby mama. I think it’s degrading’
  • Tamara: The ‘No-Drama Baby Mama’
  • Serena: The ‘Shady Baby Mama’
  • Liana (aka  Pebbles): The ‘Baby mama from hell’

Mr Walker’s new girlfriend, who is the same  age as one of his oldest children, also features in the show.

The scantily-clad Ashlin, who will turn 20  this year, tells viewers: ‘Me and Carlos have been dating for about a year now  and I’m really in love with him.’

Many of the other baby mamas believe she will  soon fall pregnant.

After a trailer promoting All  My Babies’ Mamas was released, a stream  of negative comments flooded social media sites.

One YouTube user wrote: ‘This show is  disgusting we don’t need role models like this bunch.’

While another commented on Facebook: ‘This is  horrible! Pls dont show this!  How about a show that will help rebuild our  nation instead of  glamourizimg the NEGATIVE?’

Despite public outcry, Oxygen has defended  its new show.

In a statement it said: ‘Oxygen’s  one-hour  special in development is not meant to be a stereotypical  representation of  everyday life for any one demographic or cross-section of society.

Memory recall: Mr Walker struggles to remember the names of his 11 children in the showMemory recall: Mr Walker struggles to remember the names  of his 11 children in the show

On to the next one: A trailer for the upcoming show All My Babies' Mamas shows rapper Mr Walker in bed with his 19-year-old girlfriend Ashlin On to the next one: A trailer for the upcoming show All  My Babies’ Mamas shows rapper Mr Walker in bed with his 19-year-old girlfriend  Ashlin

‘It is a look at one unique family  and their  complicated, intertwined life… Oxygen Media’s diverse team of  creative  executives will continue developing the show with this point of view.’

The network previously explained in a press  release that the show ‘will capture the highs and lows of this extreme ‘blended  family’ that is anything but ordinary, while also showing the  drama and the  passion behind life’s most unexpected situations.’

It said viewers could expect  ‘outrageous and  authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse  female audience can  tweet and gossip about.’

All My Babies’ Mamas, said to still be in  production, is set to air this spring.

The program’s executive producers are Liz  Gateley and Tony DiSanto of DiGa Vision, who also worked on MTV reality shows  Laguna Beach, The Hills and Teen Mom.

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