Rapper Shawty Lo’s controversial special about his 10 baby mamas and 11 children has been canceled by the Oxygen network, so his team is starting a petition drive of their own, RumorFix is reporting exclusively.
The show called All My Babies’ Mamas was under fire by the Parents Television Council, which got more than 37,000 people to sign a petition saying the development project “demeans black children, moms and dads.”
On Monday, Oxygen told us that the show was not on the cutting room floor, but what a difference a day makes — on Tuesday it was a different story:
A spokesman told RumorFix, “As part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special. We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation.”
Shawty’s rep tells RumorFix that they are going to fight fire with fire. Kali Bowyer says they’ve received over 123,000 emails to their Atlanta offices from people wanting to save the show, so they are going to start their own petition.