"I'm taking care of my kids": Shawty-Lo Defends Reality Show 'All My Babies' Mommas'
A reality show about rapper Shawty-Lo created problems before it had even aired. The show is about Shawty and the ten women with whom he has had eleven children with. Having been accused by FoxNews (and a number of other people) of "[living] a life devoid of respect for women, himself and even the concept of manhood in general." The show has not yet aired, but, he has defended himself, as MTV reports.
"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?" he said. "If I wasn't taking care of my kids then you would really dog me out, but I'm taking care of my kids, providing for my family. I don't know what else to say."
While he makes a fair point, he then continues by boasting about the height of his drug dealing past, and blaming his numerous children and 'baby mammas' on his old career. "I came to be one of the largest drug dealers to come from Atlanta... When the money came, a lot of women came," he said, estimating he was a millionaire by the time he turned 21, adding that when the women he dated became pregnant, "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."
Despite describing his parenting as 'dealing' with the kids, to his credit he understands the importance of his role in the lives of his children: "Even if you ain't got the money, you gotta be a father to your child. You need to be in your child's life, 'cause that means a lot to them,"