Just when you thought we couldn't go lower than Honey Boo Boo, comes this news:
The moral decline of our country continues and Oxygen is willing to capitalize on it. Some rapper that I have never heard of, Shawty Lo, 35 (aptly named wouldn't you say) has 11 children with 10 different woman. At least 7 of which are willing to be filmed in this degrading series about their lives and most inappropriately the lives of their children as the new hit reality series. Oh, and let us not forget the 19-year-old girlfriend who will be joining in on the fun too. Hey if she marries the man she will have a step child that is the same age as her. Ooh, a dream come true.
Apparently he still continues relations with some of these women and obviously they all know about each other. It will be a day in life of man trying to juggle 11 children and 10 woman. What is not entertaining about that?
I really enjoy the nicknames he has for the little women:
E’Creia — “First Lady Baby Mama”
Angela — “Fighter Baby Mama”
Amanda — “Jealous Baby Mama”
Sujuan — “Wanna-be Bougie Baby Mama”
Tamara — “No-Drama Baby Mama”
Serena — “Shady Baby Mama”
Liana aka Pebbles — “Baby Mama From Hell”
Tamara is so low drama that she is allowing herself and her child to be exploited on national tv for money. Yipee!!!
Of course there are the family groups that are collecting signatures to ask the station not to air this trash, but my question is where are the feminist groups and their outrage? I mean I would think that they would fit to be tied over this, what exactly is empowering about hanging onto some man who obviously isn't all that concerned with the best interests of these women? At least one of these women had a second child with this man. She didn't seem to mind being treated like trash, or maybe she was stupid enough to think he would change his ways if the second child came along.
Where are the black groups such as the NAACP? How can this possibly be considered something that should be looked at as entertainment? The black community does have a huge problem with single parenthood. 70% of all black babies are born to single mothers. Study after study has proven beyond all doubt that raising a child in a single parent home is more likely to lead to a life of poverty. After all there are only so many rappers with his level of sexual desire to go around. Not all black women will find such a "good catch" as these women have. Doesn't this play into the stereotypes that we hear complaints about from civil rights "leaders" all the time?
I think the black community needs to have a physician heal thy self moment and take a serious look at how they are willing to portray themselves and the culture they are creating for the next generation. I also think that people who work in the entertainment industry needs to do the same. I also think that anyone that is willing to watch this exploitation of women and children needs to seek treatment at their nearest mental health facility, do it quickly, please.