That’s Shawty Lo: Shawty Lo talks about his take on the reality show, his music, and a possible something on the way!
From Bowen Homes to a mansion, a trapper to a rapper, and a son to a father, Shawty Lo definitely gets props in my book.
At the tender age of 17 Shawty Lo, real name Carlos Walker, had to learn early on how to get it and be a man. He was blessed to have his grandmother to raise him due to his mother’s drug abuse and father’s absence in his life. After loosing a battle with Cancer, his grandmother passed and life really got real for the Atlanta based rapper.
In the summer of 2002, Shawty Lo along with other members started the group D4L. They had a hit single “Bet you can’t do it like me” that we all was around here snapping our fingers too and shaking our asses, lol. After going away to prison and returning to the streets he proved to us that he could make a hit of his own without Fabo and he did just that with the mixtape (hosted by DJ Scream) and single titled “I’m the man”. To me, “I’m the man’’ was the dope boy anthem here in Atlanta and I loved it! Unfortunately being the owner of his own record label, D4L that’s under 50 cent’s G UNIT label, and changing his life from a negative to a positive wasn’t enough for the haters.
A few months back, ill have to say right before the year of 2012 ended there was a video of Shawty Lo and his family floating around and all over You Tube. It was a sneak peak of a reality show titled “ All my baby mommas” that showed him, his 10 baby mommas, and his 11 children. And the world went ham! [blockquote]I don’t know who came up with the concept. It was nothing that I brought up or tried to do. They got in contact with my people, my manager about doing the show and I kind of turned it down two or three times. I had people come to me like Lo you know you have a story that has probably has never been heard and the situation that you are in has really never been seen. Some people, you know, don’t take care of one child. So I thought about it and agreed to it and said yeah I’ll do it. I felt they gave it the wrong name, all my babies mommas.[/blockquote]
After he answered my questions about how the show came along I slipped in the question of another possible baby momma that goes by the name of Jai Jai (D4L artist). I heard on the streets that she was pregnant from him and read different blogs about this chick who’s by the way not his current girlfriend but is in fact an ex girlfriend. “Some people think it’s mine, some people think the baby is not mine so we’ll just see when the baby gets here, how about that. I really have no comments for the situation but just we’ll see. Who ever in the hell baby it is I’m sure the baby will definitely be beautiful because Jai Jai is beautiful and Shawty Lo has nice looking children. Enough of me being messy,lol.
I’ll have to say that Shawty Lo, father of 11 possible 12 children, to me is an inspiration and can be a role model for many people in this world. I know, I know, y’all think I’m crazy for commending a man that has this many children with this many women.” Oh my God, he doesn’t protect himself, he’s showing that having unprotected sex is cool”. “Oh my God, we have enough bad examples on television of black people and then this. “Oh my God, what examples is he setting for our young people, that it’s good to have multiple children from multiple women”. Y’all need to stop being so quick to point the finger without looking at the positive. The positive is, he has four children that have graduated high school One, which plays college football in California. He has one who I love dearly, Brittany, who’s very talented and an aspiring designer who can spike the hell out of any old clothing or shoes you’d like to bring back to life. All of his children know one another, how many of you know all of your father’s children huh? Not many. His children mothers most of all get along and also play different parts and roles in the other children’s lives. He spends time with his children, some of y’all cant get your baby daddies to at least call little Man Man let alone come see him. None of them look dingy or thrown away. Although I’m sure it can be hard financially to provide for all of his children, lets not forget the mothers and the wonderful job that they are also doing. We have to stop putting down but instead start lifting one another up with in our community. We didn’t give this brother a chance to tell his story, share his reality that’s not ours, but his. By watching the show it could’ve influenced a lot of us to get closer with our siblings or keeping our own children closer with their own siblings no matter if we birth them or not. What ever happened to it takes a village to raise a kid? If I had to witness a village to raise children, I would have liked to see Shawty Lo and not his babies’ mommas but in fact the mothers of his children.
He left us with theses words. [blockquote]I represent life. I could be anywhere in the world. I could be dead. I could be in prison. My grandmother told me before she died where there is a will there is a way, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you cant be anything in life. Because you weren’t born with it doesn’t mean you can’t die with it. You have to give one hundred percent at whatever you do. That’s what I do because nobody is going to give you anything in life. So I take it.[/blockquote]Well said, Shawty Lo! New mixtape coming out March 28th on livemixtapes.com and you can follow him on all social media sites @thatsshawtylo and tell him I sent you! Good luck with all Shawty Lo. I applaud you!!!!!!