It’s safe to say that everyone with a working internet connection or an ear to the streets was shocked to learn that ATL rapper Shawty Lo was getting his own aptly titled reality TV series “All My Babies’ Mamas,” about his nontraditional home life with an astonishing 11 kids and 10 baby’s mothers. Now that we’ve all had a chance to pick our jaws up off the floor, Shawty Lo is explaining, beyond the obvious, how he ended up with 11 kids.
In a recent interview with “MTV News,” Lo explained his rough childhood, that his mother was hooked on drugs; his father was an absentee dad and his grandmother, who raised him died when he was 17, leaving a young Lo to turn to the streets for survival and a life of crime.
“I came to be one of the largest drug dealers to come from Atlanta, Bankhead area and I started havin’ kids. When the money came, a lot of women came,” he said, estimating he was a millionaire by the time he turned 21. “Once you feel like a girl was your girlfriend or whatever, the rubber probably came off. 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 the criticism that Shawty Lo’s getting for his unconventional family structure, he says he’s not ashamed of the home life he’s created for himself.
“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?” Shawty Lo 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.”
Well, you have to commend a man who is at least financially providing for his kids, although, we assume it’s pretty difficult spreading time and attention among 11 kids. But Shawty Lo certainly isn’t the only star with a plethora of children. Check out some other stars with packs of kids below. – nicholas robinson