SHAWTY LO, HIS 11 KIDS, 10 BABY MOTHERS, AND THE BABY MAMA, BABY DADDY EPIDEMIC
How did Shawty Lo get to 10 baby mothers and 11 kids? And why has his life been proposed for a new television show? Theses are just a few questions I ask myself as I read the rumors that the Bankhead rapper will be getting his own show “All my Baby Mamas”.
In a recent interview with MTV Shawty Lo confesses the reason he is where he is, he says “I came to be one of the largest drug dealers to come from Atlanta, Bankhead area and I started havin’ kids. When the money came, a lot of women came,” he said, estimating he was a millionaire by the time he turned 21. “Once you feel like a girl was your girlfriend or whatever, the rubber probably came off,” he said candidly. “They wouldn’t have an abortion. They used to take the money and run with it, and they’d have a baby by the most popular guy in the street, and that’s how I had all them kids.”
Shawtly Lo is not the only young African American in this situation. As a matter of fact, it seems that there is a baby mama/baby daddy epidemic which may go hand in with the HIV/Aids epidemic. What will it take for our community to start practicing responsible and safe sex? When will the morale be re-instilled into our youth. No matter how you look at this, you can never define it as moral. Polygamous yes, moral… never!