Less that 48 hours after Gucci Mane tried his hand at shaping the youth at Crawford Long Middle School, Shawty Lo receives an opportunity to do the same. Yeah, you read that right. Today, Altanta's B.E.S.T. Academy played host to the "Dey Know" rapper, who gave students some positive words for moving forward.
As if the Gucci Mane situation wasn't enough, here we have Shawty Lo. Really. We can't make this up. And let's be frank. In all of Atlanta, there has to be another person that can better connect with kids than Shawty Lo. And that's no slight towards B.E.S.T. Academy's decision to chose a rapper to be a guest speaker. That's actually understandable. But, the school could have selected an artist that wasn't arrested for failure to pay child support just two weeks ago.
Preceding the arrest, Shawty Lo was petitioning to get his controversial reality show, All My Babies' Mamas, brought to other networks after it was dropped by Oxygen. Ironically, "Would you rather see 11 children struggle with mothers on welfare?," was his first line of defense in the petition.
In a recent interview the G-Unit affiliated rapper stated, "There are offers on the table," before adding, "I take pride in having been actively present in all my children's lives -- and I understand my family doesn't represent the typical American family, but it's my family and it works for us."
It's our guess that Shawty Lo intended to spread some of that family love to the students at B.E.S.T. Academy. Heres to hoping that his efforts were effective.
Check out photos of Shawty Lo's teaching the youth on the following pages.