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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HI TANGO, I WISH I COULD MEET YOU IN PERSON. I HAD THE 1ST AND 2ND SEASON OF THAT SHOW AND I WAS PRAYING THAT YOU SAW THAT TAPE OF HOW SHE TALKED ABOUT YOU AND YOUR MOM! ANY WOMAN WHO DISRESPECTS YOUR MOM WILL DISRESPECT YOU!! I WISH I HAD SOMEONE LIKE YOU IN MY LIFE, YOU ARE VERY REAL ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS AND THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR YOUR MOM IS AMAZING! FEEL FREE TO LOOK ME UP ON FB. Valarie t. Brown. Take care.

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Hi tango.only watched the show just to see you. U are so very sexy to me. To me.. u was the ONLY man on the show. Of course people are angry that you get as much attention as you but you surely have my undivided attention. Need a break? I can send my jet on lil notice. Looking out for Ur next move.

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Tango I for is happy you told that ugly tranny to kick rocks.
If you are ever in the NC look me up or email me at tawanda.hill33@gmail.com

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MMMMMMMMMMMMMM Tango i think you are very sexy and would love to meet you. if you ever in North Carolina Look me and e-mail me sometimes. bye bye sexy man.

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Wow. That was a waste of time.

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NY is a psychotic, disgusting, bitch.
The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree because so is her crazy, disrespectful, whore in disguise, mother.

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There's 2 much''Hater Juice'' being passed around.All of these so called reality shows are fakes.The contestants exspose them when there off the show.I think it's brilliant.So stay tune 4 another SoapOpera episode of''Who Gets A Turn In NewYork''.

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you are so lucky got to see the show aired on t.v.. she is a disgusting classless, not to mention completely unintelligent, person. she'll never find love, she should just live with her crazy mother for the rest of her life. another example of someone who is a celebrity for no reason. let's pray that in a year or two, she disappears.

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Tango when they approached you to come to the show and they kept coming back that should have been a waring sign there... I think love should not be a contest but should come guinuely and you missed that...I know that this show is intresting but would you really go on a show that you are competing for love with others I think it is a waste of air space and put something on tv that ourselves and our youths can learn from......

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tango, tango, tango,
you are full of it! first of all i don't believe the show begged you to do ny's show... there was nothing about you that stood out that would make you irresistable.. you are not a show-stopper.. the only thing i give you props for was standing up for your mom.. you did a lot of things to get attention on the show like a lot of other people.. you had your motives and it doesn't seem like you're man enough to say what they were.. the way you are trying to dog out ny is wrong.. you went on a show that depicted a woman in search of love.. you did know this show was not about her dealing with 1 guy in an attempt to find her true love.. this statement is to you and some of the other readers that say ny is nasty.. ny is not nasty, she did what was and is required for the show we can't wait til the next week to watch.. therefore tango, good luck with your life and NY should've ended up with REAL!!!!!!!!!!