Tango Speaks on Tiffany Pollard, I Love New York Realism, More

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He broke the heart of Tiffany Pollard on national TV.

Now, Tango sits down and talks about his reality television experience with AOL. Here are some highlights:

What made you want to try out for a show like I Love New York. Was it because you were trying to help your rap career or did you actually find New York attractive?
Honestly, they kind of found me. I turned them down three times up until I did the show. To this very day, I wish I could tell you why they wanted me to do the show that bad but the casting director really wanted me to do it. My final decision why I did it was because I knew I had no business on the show and I was kind of curious. I wanted to see if a guy like me could go on a show like this and win. I don't promote my music or anything like that on the show. Curiosity got to me. Not even New York herself, I was just really curious about the show.

TangoHow would you describe yourself?
I'm an activist of all things. I gotta be honest - I'm a take a stand type of person. Another part of me jumping into the reality TV world was the opportunity to put a strong African-American on television in a situation where they don't usually depict us. We are usually comedians and we are doing something very, very silly. I wanted to kind of bring a different element. I'm the type of guy that likes to go against the grain. I like to push the limit.

What was the relationship like off camera between you and the other guys in the house?
The vast majority of the guys got along with me great. Ninety percent of the guys I'm good with. Onix, Rico, of course Mr. Boston. You have the guys that I don't get along with and that was the realist part of the show that people don't understand. The realist part of the show was the relationship between the guys. If you saw they didn't like me, they didn't like me in real life.

Do you feel by going on I Love New York that you are portraying the wrong image to other young black males out there?
I think I'm one of the first people to go on a show like this and say absolutely not. From my fans that write me and leave me messages saying they didn't expect to see a guy act this way or portray yourself the way you were portrayed. There was no way you could have edited how I tried to place myself. I didn't want to be the angry black guy on television. My top question I get is "Why didn't you beat this guy up?" I tell them, simply because someone is watching. I have a mother, I have a grandmother, I got nephews and nieces and I want them to know that you don't have to fall into that category.

How much of I Love New York is real and how much is scripted?

Man, that's really hard to say. People use the word "scripted" as if parts were drawn out. In actuality, the only thing that was scripted was the setting. The only scripted part of the show was the house and the 19 guys going for one girl . To be honest with you, this cast, the guys I was with, that was very, very real. If I had to give a percentage, that show was 85 percent real. This is going to sound arrogant and I can only speak for myself but I was probably the realist part of the show. I'm just a normal guy. I'm not an actor. Ninety percent of the guys on the show were actors. They sent a casting tape. I don't have a casting tape.

On a scale of 1-10, what were you intentions on ever marrying New York?
Before the reunion, on a scale from 1-10, I am going to say a four. Make sure you understand this, the interesting thing about it is that was probably the only sole time on the show where I took leave of my senses and I did something that I knew really wasn't for. I wasn't standing by what I was doing at that point. Forget influence by production. I did it pretty much because I was making a statement. I used marriage to make a statement. Not only did I win, but I really, really won. I kind of used marriage as a pawn and I am totally against that. That's the only time I did something that I really regret. Borderline four, closer to a three.

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What's with all the FAKE crying, emotions, and Tango telling her that he loved her, and her fake "I love you guys." and the crocodile tears, only to kick the men out the house with contempt? Tango is a phony, was a phony and will always be a phony, as is Tiffany Pollard. Why is she so hurry to find love; is she dying of cancer or something? He said he wanted to win and really win; that he did, to the embarrassment (rightfully) of the ugly, FAKE, contradictory, hypocritical, ill-spoken, foul-mouthed, ignorant, whoreish, and just plain nasty (to sleep with 2 men back to back nights for the world to see) Tiffany Pollard a.k.a. New York. But, to give us the shit about: "I'm an activist of all things. I gotta be honest - I'm a take a stand type of person. Another part of me jumping into the reality TV world was the opportunity to put a strong African-American on television in a situation where they don't usually depict us." is the most BULL SHIT I have ever, ever, ever, ever, freakin' ever heard in my entire life - gimme a freakin' break, please!!!! I really feel like gagging when I watch that show now.

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tango i felt from the beginning you were fake.you kept saying you were losing your sexy and throughout the show you never found it.and you were a 2 faced bitch you never said nothing to chance face.and new york hoeish ass treated you like a a punk ass and you got you dumb ass on one knee.so you did not represent no real men.you punk ass and you damn sho aint rep a florida boy

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I think you all were very entertaining i think chance is annoying and i think newyork is very funny but who is ever going to take her seriously she looks like she should be in a gay bar singing i will survive to a bunch of men in skin tight jeans and tied up wife beaters

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I think you are amazing you should have beat the brakes off that scary wanna be hard core punk, I glad you won but im also glad you didn't in up with her because your better than that but next time go after a nice respectful girl who treat herself with respect and her mother.

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Tango! Brother u did the sho 2B seen. U got caught up and actually was feeling NY. U like to do it big...so u asked her to marry u(knowing it was a mistake)! U knew u had to get out of it and did so. It's not that dramatic, but damn entertaining! Luv u

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Tango, I couldn't be happier that you dumped that tranny on national television. I could not stand her.. it amazed me as disgusting as she is she still has the nerve to talk about other people and their apperance ect.

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HEY RAE THAT WAS FUNNY.CRATER FACE

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im glad that u left new york and stood by ur mom i also feel as though u proposed as a part of television and also u do look like a ninja turtle and i wish u would get them damn craters off ur face

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Tango, i really liked you on the show.From the movement you walked in til the end. i knew u were going to win. you are so sexy and manly. i also really though that you and ny would make a good couple and that by choosing you, she was on the verse of changing. you dumped her on the reunion show, which no one can blame you for condidering the way you talked about your mother.

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Dear Tango,
i watch the i love new york show and wonder why would men want to compete for woman like new york. when there are so many beautiful women in world. why would you want to deal with the stress of trying to love someone who does not love or respect themselve.this not a hate letter or a letter to disrespect anybody cause i'm no saint. being eith some one is bitter and sweet. you take the good with the bad;but new york looks if she has a lot of growing up to do.you seem to be a little more mature .you seem to be a man with a good head on your shoulders and i am glad you made the decision you did.
keep you head up and may god bless you! Florida Girl

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