‘I Didn’t Ask For It, It Just Happened': Shawty Lo On His House Full Of Babies’ Mamas

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January 10, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

There has been much controversy surrounding 36-year-old rapper and producer Shawty Lo ever since word got out that he would be starring in a one-time reality special on the Oxygen network alongside his eleven children and the ten women who mother them entitled, All My Babies’ Mamas. Talk of the show even ignited a petition, which threatened to boycott the network and any companies that advertised during the show because of the negative manner in which it portrays Black women. Shawty Lo recently sat down with MTV News to explain his family’s situation and to clear up any assumptions that the public may have made about him and the number of children that he has.

One of the first things that he addressed was his rough upbringing and how he pretty much raised himself after his mother died from cancer. He shared that he eventually wound living a life of crime as a drug dealer, which is where his children’s mothers entered the picture.

“When the money came, a lot of women came. I wasn’t trying to have babies, but once you know, I was talking to these women and once you feel like this girl was your girlfriend, the rubber probably came off. And a lot of them felt that because at twenty-one I saw my first million in the streets and they knew I was the most popular dude in the streets because I was getting so much money, and they would be like they wasn’t having an abortion. They used to take the money and run with it so they could have a baby by the most popular guy in the streets. So that’s how I had all them kids.”

He went on to express that none of his children were conceived while he was a rapper:

“Ain’t none of my kids came while I was a rapper. All my kids came when I was that dude in the streets.”

The Atlanta native also dispelled any rumors that may imply he doesn’t take care of his children.

“I take care of all my kids. You know, I just have problems out of one that feels because she has two kids out of me, I’m supposed to do more for her kids. She don’t want to work, she just wants me to straight take care of them. But you know, it’s all love. I handle it.”

He also took time out to address the heavy criticism that he has been recieving lately for having so many children.

“There’s a lot of fathers that don’t take care of their one. I deal with eleven [...] You can hate all you want to. I didn’t ask for it, it just happened. Now that it happened, I’m supposed to turn my back against it? If I wasn’t taking care of my kids, then y’all would really dog me out. I’m taking care of my kids. I provide for my family.”

Check out footage of his full interview on the next page. Does Shawty Lo have a point? Although having so many children may not be the most desirable situation, is the fact that he provides for them all really what should matter most?

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  • scandalous7

    Have black people made any kind of progress damn

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Pretty much confirmed what we already thought about these “females” . . .

  • chanela

    i’m confused about the million dollar thing. did he make a million dollars in the span of his drug dealing “Career”? or did he make a million dollars in one day? if that’s the case then most of us are rich as hell if we count the money we made ever since the first day we started working.lol

  • chanela

    plus the money came from drug dealing so uhhh…..

    • SMHgurl24

      plus 2 that little bit of change aint gonna last wit 11 kids..

  • Just putting it out there

    Like who really cares about him and his ten baby mommas, nobody knows who he is, never heard of him and if they did he was obviously forgetable. The only people that seem to find him of any importance is his baby mommas and probably the state of Georgia, and since they feel the need to give him a show, I guess the people of MTV. Quite frankly I could care less about this man and the fact that he has 11 kids by 10 different woman. It’s clear that his money isn’t going too far to support them all, since he needs to have a reality show. What makes this tv worthy? There are plenty of men in this world that support their children, some even raising them on their own, I dont see anybody looking to give them a show. He’s doing what hes SUPPOSED to be doing, not something extraordinary so whats the reason for a reality show? Get better job or a job period and continue to support your kids.

  • Kaori

    It just happened, huh? Typical irresponsible male response.

    • Kenedy

      I know, right? It just happened…he tripped & his d*ck landed inside 10 women on different occassions

  • Senait Ashenafi

    At the end of the day, this family setup of various “baby mamas” is chaotic, competitive, and destructive to the black family. His life would be so much happier and peaceful if he had married one woman and had eleven kids with her. But maybe black men like drama. Maybe they don’t want a better life. I shake my head at all this foolishness and the kids are the ones that will suffer.

  • Senait Ashenafi

    I doubt he actually had a “relationship” with any of these women. He needs to be real. He just hit and quit it. Nobody can fall in “love” that many times and judging by the closeness of age of some of those kids, he had several “relationships” going on at the same time. Dude is just a fickle man pro and the women that keep fooling with him are just too dumb to see his pattern. Once he knocks them up he’s no longer interested in them. And that 19 year old is too simple if she thinks he’s ever going to marry her.

  • Angel jacinda

    1 out of 5 people have herpes. Omg

  • Losh

    What’s wrong with a vasectomy? It’s an outpatient one-day procedure, and easily reversible when said man IS ready for kids. Much easier than a tubal ligation for women. A day in the hospital and a pack of frozen peas on the groin for a day would seem to be worth it to me. And if a dude is really making money like that, he should be able to pay for it. Maybe a man can explain this to me, because I have had discussions with other women and we don’t get it.

  • Cha Cha

    How about we go on and get that education, so we can… Learn that wearing protection or abstinence will prevent children… Someone has failed, if in 30 something years, you did not learn how babies are made. They don’t just “happen”… and these women who just refuse to protect themselves and have babies by men who have multiple babies already… C’mon, please! Let’s do better!

  • GalaxyEmpress

    sex + zero condoms = children

    It didn’t just happen, all those children and still no accountability for past reckless actions. Oh and had he gotten caught up with the wrong one, everybody involved would have HIV right now.

  • KIR12

    Yeah he’s an irresponsible bum and in my book baby mamas 2-11 are hoodrats. You say he should have used a condom? Tell the truth black women. Condom are good for short term hookups and prevention of STD’S. That’s it! In relationships, when emotions and feeling are involved the condoms almost always is not used or not used as often regardless of race. It’s just a fact of life. There is no nation, race nor country in the WORLD that has been able to successfully use condoms exclusively as an effective means of birth control. IT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE. Yet you all expect sexually active black teenagers young adults to use a condom every time. Which is something you weren’t able to do. It’s just sad and laughable at the same d*m time.

    Men are responsible for supporting the child emotionally and financially once it’s born. They are not responsible for your pregnancy. The truth is as long as black women continue to use the “he should have used a condom” excuse black illegitimacy is always going to be high. You’re holding a man responsible for your body, life and future? Laughable! Especially when you consider the courts have given women 100% control of your reproductive rights pre and post pregnancy. It’s not like black women haven’t been taking full advantage of those rights at their discretion. It’s a documented fact that 50% of all black pregnancies are aborted. So what were left with are black women running down to the abortion clinic for the kids she doesn’t want and blaming the black man for not using a condom for the OTHER kids she decides to keep! Also, 60% of these never married black baby mama kids have multiple fathers. Yes, sad and laughable at the same d*m time!

    • hiswomanandlovingit

      You know, I agree with your point. Women should be more responsible when it comes to who they allow to impregnate them. Women should use birth control and condoms aren’t a permanent solution to birth control (mostly because after a while men stop using them). But with that said women need to have more access to birth control. Employers shouldn’t be able to refuse to cover them. Women will gain more control of births when men stop trying to put their opinions in about birth control and abortion.

      • Drew Smith

        “Women will gain more control of births when men stop trying to put their opinions in about birth control and abortion.” So, it’s men’s OPINIONS about birth control and abortion that are preventing women from gaining more control of births??? Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s the decision whether or not to go forward with having a baby that controls births. That’s it.

    • Pivyque

      To be honest, I expect the young ones in my family to do it because I have actually used a condom every single time. I’m married and we still use condoms every single time. I’m not saying that one day they won’t come off. After menopause, they might, but for now, I can preach to the youth to use condoms every time because that is what I practice. As you stated, WE are responsible for our bodies and pregnancy. We need to hold ourselves accountable, but that does not mean that the men shouldn’t be addressed as well. If he knows that he does not want a child, he needs to wear a condom even if she doesn’t want him to wear one because they may not be on the same page.

    • msgeegee

      didnt you already say this exact same thing? did you just copy and past your previous response? Why are you on blog intended for Black women anyway….SMH!

  • 1Val

    This man thinks and behaves as an animal. He has nothing of value to offer society and should not be on television.

  • Charla

    Ok maybe the first and second kids were surprises but by then he should realize where children came from and wrapped it up no matter what. And the girls knew what they were dealing with too. They are all to blame and the children suffer. He may provide for them but its impossible to spend quality time with that many kids.

    • chanela

      right all the women are an idiot after woman number 2

  • http://twitter.com/macamerica83 Nya Jacobsen

    Financial responsibility is only a portion of providing for children. And, when you have so many you can only participate so much in raising them. What about homework, and sibling rivlary, and spirituality, and potty training and all those other benchmarks? I highly doubt that his career as a rapper is demanding, but it does require long hours. And don’t choose women based on their looks and then look at them sideways when all they good for is making babies with you.

    • chanela

      um.. what career? just sayin

  • Say What?

    I’m over hearing idiots talk about irresponsibility and then just saying “s*** happens.” You have a choice and you chose to have unprotected sex with multiple women just be happy that you got children and not a STD, The women are no better. No shade at having sex, but do so intelligently because not everyone cares about your health as much as you should.

  • Faith

    “When the money came, a lot of women came. I wasn’t trying to have
    babies, but once you know, I was talking to these women and once you
    feel like this girl was your girlfriend, the rubber probably came off”. This is the most craziest and dumbest thing I heard of. Men need to exercise using common sense. Of course, when you make more money, you have more women, these men need to realize just because you have a lot of women coming to you, I don’t care if she is black, white, asian, you think she is pretty, fine etc. that does not mean you have to screw any and every thing and you think it makes you a man. It all boils down to CHOICE. When you have all the women coming to you need to make up in you mind that you will not screw all of them. I understand that I am wasting my time saying but most men refuse to learn the lesson as well as these women. If you don’t want any children, you need to protect yourself or don’t have sex at all. Most people will not do that. Sadly. There is no excuse for this kind of foolishness.

  • ThaVoiceoftheVoiceless

    11 kids just “don’t” happen. Wrap up and use better sense bruh.

    • KIR12

      There is no other race nor country in the world that holds the man responsible for the pregnancy of an UNMARRIED woman! He is responsible for the support financially and emotionally of the child once it’s born. A man is NOT responsible for your pregnancy. YOU are responsible for your body, life and future. YOU, and no one else!

      • Live_in_LDN

        Pregnancy doesn’t happen without seamen (why is the correct spelling banned?) and that is apart of his body so it’s his respnsibility to put a glove on his body’s appendage and barricade those swimmers.

        • KIR12

          Men are responsible for supporting the child emotionally and financially once it’s born. They are not responsible for your pregnancy. The truth is as long as black women continue to use the “he should have used a condom” excuse black illegitimacy is always going to be high. You’re holding a man responsible for your body, life and future? Laughable! Especially when you consider the courts have given women 100% control of your reproductive rights pre and post pregnancy. Yet, black women refuse to accept accountability and responsibility for that control. It’s not like black women haven’t been taking full advantage of those rights at their discretion. It’s a documented fact that 50% of all black pregnancies are aborted. So what were left with are black women running down to the abortion clinic for the kids she doesn’t want and blaming the black man for not using a condom for the OTHER kids she decides to keep! Also, 60% of these never married black baby mama kids have multiple fathers. Yes, sad and laughable at the same d*m time!

      • Live_in_LDN

        Also you said no over race puts onus on the man? Where is your evidence of this? In the UK, in my local tabloid there’s a piece every week outing a white guy with multiple baby mothers.

      • Senait Ashenafi

        I hate to tell you. but this aint the 1600’s and men can no longer get away with their inability to control their lust. Only a fool doesn’t realize everyone is responsible for their own bodies. Being a man doesn’t give you free reign to just throw your body around to every woman that comes your way. You’re human, not an animal. Oh and other races don’t have to force a man to hold up his responsiblity to an unmarried woman because most of them will man up and do the right thing in the first place.

      • Senait Ashenafi

        And at the end of the day, these women are already his wives. Marriage licenses are just a piece of paper for the world. Maybe you black men need to crack open a Bible every now and then and see how procreation is spiritually viewed.

        • IJS

          Marriage is an institution that begins with public vows between two people before God. Just laying down with somebody and having a baby by them doesn’t make them your husband/wife any more than sitting in an oven makes you a biscuit. Perhaps you should brush up on your reading comprehension skills before you try to instruct anyone about scripture.

      • http://www.facebook.com/candice.desouza1 Candice Desouza

        It’s thinking like this the reason why the 4 men who gang raped the Indian girl in India are still walking freely. Guess they weren’t responsible for the girl’s death following such an assault.

      • scandalous7

        well it does take two doesn’t it? Simple biology.

    • Stanley Dada

      You know what?

      I think you ThaVoiceoftheVoiceless and you @KIR12:disqus are both right.

      • Pivyque

        I think they are both right too. It is the man’s and the woman’s responsibility. I put more of the responsibility on the woman because it’s usually her life that is affected the most.