Within 24 hours of the Oxygen Network’s announcement to pass on “All My Babies Mamas,” the subject of the show – Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo – was in the studio with Big Tigger and ANY question was on the table.
(Including the one about his reportedly having a 12th child on the way!)
First, the member of the group D4L (“Laffy Taffy”) confirmed that “All My Babies Mamas” wasn’t a new addition to what seems like a TV Guide full of shows (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” “The Game,” “The Walking Dead,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Second Generation Wayans”) based/shot in the Atlanta area.
It was a one-hour special in development; not a series.
“So there was supposed to be a whole lot of “Babies Mamas” families, so to speak?!” Tigger asked incredulously.
“I guess,” Lo replied, “but the source who looked us up said [there] was no competition once they heard my story.”
In case you haven’t seen the trailer, the artist born Carlos Walker is the father of 11 children by 10 different women – nine girls and two boys.
And he makes a point to add that they all preceded his 2006 debut as a rapper.
Before that, he conceded that he was one of the biggest drug dealers in the same Bankhead area of Atlanta that T.I. and Young Jeezy tout in their million-selling records. And “with money, came women…and I started having babies.”
“I probably loved some of ‘em,” he added, referring to the women.
But now Lo is in a relationship, not bothered by Oxygen’s decision (“I’m not worried…I didn’t shop myself, they found me”) and in no way afraid to address the female listeners who called in to The Big Tigger Show with arguably surprising positions.
- Sonia Murray, CBS Local
Hear it all below.