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Oxygen Network Cancels Shawty Lo’s Reality Show, Rapper Fights Back With His Own Petition

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Shawty Lo and his band of significant others will have to wait for their day in the sun. Lo’s upcoming reality TV show All My Babies’ Mamas has been canceled by the Oxygen Network, where it was set to air.

“After multiple conversations with Oxygen Media executives, the company informed us via email that a decision was made to cancel All My Babies’ Mamas late this afternoon,” said ColorOfChange.org Executive Director Rashad Robinson in a statement. “The tremendous response from over 40,000 ColorOfChange.org members, coupled with national outrage from Black folks, sent a clear message that exploitative television shows like All My Babies’ Mamas are unacceptable.

But the Atlanta-bred MC isn’t taking this news laying down. He’s fighting back with his own petition (which you can sign by clicking HERE), and hopes to swing things back in his favor.

“It’s a sad day in America, when people attempt to reject a father that steps up to the plate, a father who is actively supporting his children & their mothers, not just monetarily but emotionally as well,” says the petition, launched by his rep Kali Bowyer. “Other networks that currently showcase polygamy, promiscuity, and alcoholism, are on the air, with multiple mothers and magnitudes of children. So what’s the difference? Because Shawty Lo is black and a rapper?”

Lo’ has eleven children with ten different mothers and has taken a major drubbing in the press for looking to cash in on his abnormal family life. And while the show reportedly intended to explore the highly complex, often dysfunctional relationships within the family, whether he’s got a petition looking to save it or not, it will just have to wait for now.

Will you sign the petition to keep All My Babies’ Mamas on the air?

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