Oxygen Network Hitting New Low With “All My Babies’ Mamas”?

December 27, 2012  |  

Oxygen Network, the television station that advises you to “Live Out Loud,” has just announced a new “special” coming soon: All My Babies’ Mamas. Oh my.

Deadline Hollywood says the show will be a one-hour, one-time reality program that follows “the complicated lives of one man, his children’s mamas, and their army of children.” Our colleagues at Hip Hop Wired have more detail: the show will star Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo (?) and his 10 baby mamas who have alter egos like “First Lady Baby Mama” and “Shady Baby Mama.” All told, they have 11 kids. Hip Hop Wired has got promo video from the show.

A new reality show isn’t news. But that this show, which, in name alone, scrapes the bottom of the barrel, is a surprising choice for a station like Oxygen.

Forbes reminds us that the network began in 2000 with a mission to “release the energy of women to do great things.” The network was actually launched with help from Nickelodeon founder Geraldine Laybourne and Oprah Winfrey. This latest show is brought to us by two former MTV execs — Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto — who were behind shows like The Hills and Paris Hilton’s My New BFF.

Certainly, Oxygen hasn’t shied away from dipping in the reality pool. Shows like My Shopping Addiction, Girlfriend Confidential LA, and Bad Girls Club certainly have their fair share of drama. And the network isn’t immune from the needs of ratings and a social media following. They want to generate tweets and Facebook chatter. We get it. But this is really over the top, even by reality show standards.

Will you be watching? And does it ultimately damage Oxygen’s rep with women to put this show on the air? There’s speculation that this one-hour “special” is really a way to launch a whole new regular program. We’ll pass, thank you very much.

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    oh shyt


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  • ms. lisa

    i dont understand y all these rappers make all this money but can never invest in CONDOMS!!!! such idiots!

    • Ms. Kameria

      Because condoms aren’t “cool”. Having a bunch of babies, and “baby mamas” is….duh! That’s how you get a tv show….lol

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  • MImi

    The more we watch shows like this the more the media will put out more garbage like this. Even though I miss RHOA and Basketball Wives I made a promise to myself that I would stop supporting reality shows that didn’t uplift the black community. I think if everyone would take a stand and stop watching, the ratings would go down and they wouldn’t put such trash in the media anymore because no one is watching.

    Shows like this doesn’t help our community. It just tells our children that you can sleep your way into stardom or by having babies with a celebrity or you can become famous by degrading yourself or acting a fool on national TV.

    Bump what white people will think of this show…..what will this show tell our people? That is the question.

  • IllyPhilly

    I was at the library and the title made me say Oh sh!t out loud just from title. Damn WTF been wrong with Oxygen. Live Out Loud-as hoodbillies

    • L-Boogie

      LOL! Hoodbillies…must use this.

    • Tamz

      Lmao @ Hoodbillies!!!

  • Tamz


  • Kaori

    Wow. Really?

  • Regina

    O_O. The end. Someone please shut down the Carbon Dioxide Network.

    • TRUTH IS

      LOLS; profane gas tv…lol

      • TRUTH IS

        *propane gas sorry

        • MLS2698

          You were right. It’s both!

  • Tay

    I agree with Love_Sexy. This IS a an unacceptable embarrassment to the black community. We need to STOP acting like this – and we for damn sure need to STOP acting like this IN PUBLIC. We need to stop condoning this type of behavior with our financial support AND with our silence.

    We complain about white people treating us like we are all lazy and ignorant and violent and on welfare and constantly out there making babies, etc… BUT THAT IS ALL THAT THEY SEE IN THE MEDIA. And we the black community continue to pour our money into supporting the very idiots (like this moron, and Chris Brown, OJ, et al) who constantly throw us under the bus. The media-driven minstrel show needs. to. stop!!!!

    • Dawnn

      Preach!!!! I wish people would stop watching this foolishness.

  • FedUp

    Imma need those in the media and entertainment industry to start focusing their attention on another race or group of people for TV ratings. This exploitation of black folk is enough.

  • Chassie

    I mean can’t get much lower than the people happily starring in it so…..

  • rv

    No, it’s not crazy. They’re a business whose main concern is making a profit. What’s crazy is all of the people who will tune in, dvr, set reminders… whatever- to watch the garbage. Without people watching this kind of nonsense, it wouldn’t survive.

  • Trisha_B

    This like the hood Sister Wives. These women are a mess. Watching the trailer, Shawty played them by saying he just had 3 kids but then came out later saying he had more kids. His ex fiancee calls her self “the head of babymamas” & controls his finances. Plus he got a 19 yr girlfriend which is the age of some of the kids. smh. I’ve never been embarrassed by BBW, housewives of Atlanta, or love & hip hop. But this show take the cake smh

  • Love_Sexy

    This is truly sad and an embarassment to the black community. This society is embracing too much bad behavior which is leading us right down the toliet.

    • Ann

      I agree it is an embarrassment to the black community. Mainstream media and society already think all black men do is produce children. No, I will not be watching this. More black women cussing,fighting, having a foul mouth and continuing to embarrass black women. Oxygen is really hard up ratings. Shawty Lo and all his baby mamas are foolish enough to get on tv for five minutes of fame and money.

    • MImi

      I agree with you. I don’t know why somebody gave you a thumbs down. But you are absolutely correct.

    • anonymouse

      how is this an embarrassment for black people, but ‘sister wives’ isn’t?? That’s our main problem, always worrying about what other(white) people think about us.

    • Erica Edwards

      As a black woman, I am tired of us grouping ourselves together when it comes to the decsions of other black people. We always say we don’t want to be judged by the color of our skin and despise when people of other ethnicities group us together. Why do we do it? I’m not embarrassed by the decisions of this man and these women. I don’t live my life that way. Their decisions don’t have anything to do with my life. I refuse to watch this show for the same reason I refuse to watch “Sister Wives.” I refuse to watch adults who make poor decisions on a continuous basis. Television execs make the decisions to broadcast these shows when they believe they’re going to make a profit. If there isn’t a viewing audience, the television execs will not make a profit and therefore, the show will be cancelled.

  • Ms. Kameria

    Great…… giving (white) folks something else to talk about.

    • Puh-lease! They better check “Honey Boo-Boo” “Sister-Wives” and any of the many of their own cultural train wreck reality shows!

      • Ms. Kameria

        Yes, they can check the foolishness of those shows, but they already look at us as this stereotype….It’s bad enough that we play into this stereotype, but it’s worse that they are trying to broadcast it on tv. All I’m saying is why can’t they make shows about young black people graduating college, or excelling in work?

    • seek2027

      Man I agree this is so SAD he make Lil Wayne Look more responsible. This is a RACHET SHOW

  • Meyaka

    There wouldn’t be a new low level to hit if it wasn’t true.
    Anyway I watch snapped.

  • This is just crazy 10 baby mama’s what woman in her right mind would lay down and have a baby with a dude that’s already got 2- 3-4-5-6-7-8-9 other women pregnant.

    • Shonda Johnson

      @yahoo-LBSPSV27VXWMQ62NT7IIYVKWD4:disqus I totally agree!!
      I would NEVER date or marry a man who has multiple baby mothers and have multiple kids out of wedlock. You can tell Shawty Lo doesn’t believe in marriage because they wouldn’t be have all these kids and not marry neither woman. I don’t care if you can aford it or not,that lifestyle is not cute!!!

      • Ms_Mara

        You can tell he doesn’t believe in protection either. This is just ridiculous. Will absolutely not be watching that mess.

  • sammi_lu

    I only watch Oxygen for Snapped.

  • Sagittarius81

    This look like something VH1 would air, but since Oxygen is airing it this makes VH1 look like the Hallmark Channel! This fawkery just set us black people back 4 hundred years!

  • pickneychile

    Sounds like a bunch of hot garbage. I don’t care for Oxygen anyway so it’s no loss here.