I received so many emails inquiring about my absence that I felt that this post was a necessity. For some reason, I thought that a few days away from the internet would go unnoticed, but little did I know how it would make some of you feel.
As a full-time blogger, it’s not uncommon for me to work through my “sick days,” however, this time I chose to totally unplug for a little over a week after having a surgical procedure to allow my mind, body and soul to heal.
A lot of tea is normally spilled during my video chats, so I thought I’d share with the blawg.
I went live earlier today on YouTube with my friend Josh and we chatted it up about some ‘flashback Friday’ topics as well as offered you a sneak peek of what’s to come next week.
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Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo is in the news this week after several sites have drawn comparisons between his ‘All My Baby Mamas’ reality show and OWN-TV’s recent announcement about another Atlanta man with similar issues getting a green light for his show.
I thought it would be interesting to speak one on one with Lo about the comparisons, especially in light of all of the protests and petitions HIS show received when it was picked up (and dropped) by Oxygen last year.
On his show being stereotypical and/or ‘glorifying’ baby mama…
Basically, I can get what they mean by ‘glorifying’ because the name of my show was ‘All My Baby Mamas’… I had nothing to do with that. Period.? That was something the network came up with and I was telling them, I? didn’t like that name.
I have 11 kids and 10 baby mamas.? 11+10 is 21 and I wanted by show to be called, ‘Shawty Lo: Being 21.’
But they did what they wanted to do and I think that’s one reason we got backlash…
So I shed my shyness for about a day and a half and attended the For Sisters Only Expo as a “spokesperson” for Dramatic Weight Loss and V-103’s Elle Duncan, Reginae Carter and several StraightFromTheA.com readers stopped by to say hi.
Anyone who follows this blog knows my struggles with weight loss and when Dramatic Weight Loss hit me up late last year, I decided to try it.
I was a bit skeptical about the program at first, so I kept it to myself for a hot second. But blogged my journey when I hit 25lbs and did a video dancing for joy when I hit my 50lb mark (click HERE if you missed that).
I feel off the wagon for a hot second because I couldn’t believe how FINE I was… I mean, shoot I could finally shop in the regular sizes, you couldn’t tell me NOTHING!? But I hopped back on and have so far hit 73lbs down! Woot Woot!
Dramatic Weight Loss is NOT paying me to say any of this, so trust me when I tell you THE PROGRAM WORKS!? I believe in it so much, that I basically donated my time to stand in 6inch heels and tell people about it during For Sisters Only.
And I swear… if one mo person LAUGHS at my before picture!!!!
Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright) takes in my new figure…
Acclaimed author Terrance Dean hit Atlanta last week to host a discussion panel on “Young, Black, Gifted & Gay: Powerful Men in the Entertainment Industry and Our Allies in Partnership” at Outwrite Book Store (June 29, 2011).
I was also thrown into the mix to add my take on the situation as a straight woman and it was quite an experience!
Terrance’s first book, Hiding in Hip-Hop: Confessions of a Down-Low Brother in the Entertainment Industry, sparked a ton of controversy last year when everyone speculated about the identity of the “DL” entertainer featured in the book.