See, this is why we can’t rise as a people…

According to Deadline Hollywood, Oxygen Media, the channel that brought us the Bad Girls Club and Eva Marcille’s Girlfriend Confidential LA, recently ordered up another reality special that is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Aptly titled All My Babies’ Mamas, the one-hour special will follow Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo and his 10 baby mamas. According to reports the show will center around “the complicated lives of one man, his children’s mamas, and their army of children, capturing the highs and lows of this extreme ‘blended family’ as they navigate their financially and emotionally connected lives.”

I just have a few questions:


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  • Who is Shawty Lo and why do we need to see his baby mama drama played out on TV?
  • Why is Oxygen, which once touted Oprah as one of its partners, working on a show that seems more suited for a Love & Hip Hop Atlanta storyline?
  • Who thought ‘All My Baby Mamas’ was a good idea?
  • Why am I glad the show’s producers, Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, are not black? (But why am I also horrified they think this is what black audiences want to see?)
  • When are trashy reality shows going to jump the shark?

Help me out, Clutchettes…can someone give me some answers?

[Via The Jasmine Brand]

149 Comments

  1. Beautiful Mic

    They might as well legalize polygamy.

    If I get married to a man, have his child and later divorce him, no one better ever refer to me as a d!mn baby momma.

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    • Beautiful Mic

      poly-matrimony, not polygamy.

      these women seem so complacent with their ‘status’ they should do it for chicken heads like these, for the sake of their kids.

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    • Stanley

      But aren’t you his baby’s mother?

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    • victoria

      Why did he get thumbs downed? Isnt there a difference between being a baby mama and his baby’s mother?

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  2. Britt

    Shawty Lo was a member of the group D4L who had that song “Laffy Taffy” back in the mid-2000s. Shawty Lo went solo and had a song called “They Know.”

    This show is so not needed. If it were on BET, there would be protests outside Debra Lee’s house.

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    • Sammi Ford

      it was too much laffy taffy shaking going on..sheeesh!

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  3. Sigh…. Every time there is progression the powers that be put shows like this on to depict a negative stereotype. Its just disappointing no matter the race at this point (i.e. Honey Booboo). Americans are becoming even more of a laughing stock to the rest of the world. But, if there is any petition out there to get THIS show in particular stopped, sign me up.

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  4. Aaaaaaaawwwww yeeeeaaahhhh! Now this right here! This show right here! This is ratchetedness at its most finest! Not one, not two, not five or even seven bit ten! Yup you read it right TEN Baby Mammas.that is ten time the fun times ten times the drama equalling 100% pure ratchet. You can’t find quality programing like this anywhere. And who is more qualified than hip-hop after thought former arch rival of T.I. but Shawty Lo. A native if I am not mistaken of the mystical part of Atlanta, Bankhead, where ratchet is in the blood. I can’t wait to watch this.

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  5. Mademoiselle

    I really wish the politicians of Atlanta and GA had more pride in the city than to let a few bucks blind them to the damage these kinds of shows are doing to the morale of the city. It would be nice for once to read a headline like “Mayor Reed Petitions Oxygen to Cancel ‘All My Babies’ Mamas'” or “Senator Chambliss Asks VH-1 to Take ‘Love and’ Series Elsewhere” or Senator Isakson Writes Bill to End Tax Incentives for Shows Like Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives’ Series” or “Atlanta Residents Start Change.org Petition to Stop Allowing Networks to Tape Stereotypical Productions in Their City”… (I guess that last one was more of a call to Atlanta residents to start speaking up for their city, but whatever works…)

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