No Oxygen for Shawty Lo, rapper speaks out, new BFF Rush Limbaugh offers support (VIDEO)
By April MacIntyre Jan 18, 2013, 17:38 GMT
Carl Payne Brandi Price, Shawty Lo & Dora Din-DuRant - baby mama show is dead on the vine © Utho "denny" Coxall / PR Photos
Shawty Lo was cut off the reality TV train by Oxygen after protest over his baby mama series was allegedly seen as a racist premise.
Showbiz Tonight host AJ Hammer speaks with rapper Shawty Lo as he comes out in support of his ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’ reality show, recently cancelled on Oxygen due to public outrage.
“This is my life story, this is real reality,” Shawty stated in defense of the show.
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Lo has support from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who blamed the “morality police” for ending Lo’s chance to show off the ten mothers of his eleven children, according to Allhiphop.com/.
“The morality police, the old fuddy-duddies got in gear,” he said. “The show was simply gonna say what it is in terms of this lifestyle and just gonna tell everybody what it is.”
Limbaugh accused the show’s detractors of hypocrisy.
“So we were going to expand the definition of a family to include whatever people wanted it to be,” Rush Limbaugh said. “Shawty just sharing the love. Shawty just sharing all of his love with ten women and eleven babies. It was a show of love and devotion, how Shawty provides for all, and it’s being ripped right out from under him. I mean, who says that this is a marginalized existence?”
“Is it any wonder that the star of a show that happens to be black and has the show pulled out from under him?” Limbaugh asked. “Well, I know none of those kids are more important than the president’s kids, but they’re important to Shawty.”
Color of Change, a non profit created to “strengthen Black America’s political profile,” released a statement published on The Washington Post that praised Oxygen TV’s decision to cancel All My Babies’ Mamas. The organization circulated a petition protesting the show that garnered more than 40,000 signatures.
“We thank Oxygen Media for taking this important step,” wrote Color of Change 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.”
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