(NEW YORK) — Rapper Game is looking to shed his gangster image in a new VH1 reality show, Marrying the Game, in which he stars alongside his on-again, off-again fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge.
Still, perhaps the reality show, which is set to premiere Nov. 19 at 9:30 p.m., proves once an unfaithful rapper, always an unfaithful rapper.
Marrying the Game started off as a reality show following the couple, who met at a House of Dereon fashion show on the rooftop of The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles, as they planned their upcoming nuptials. However, it quickly became a peek inside the complicated relationship of two people from two different sides of the tracks: she’s a master’s degree-holding schoolteacher, and Game, who goes by his birth name Jayceon Taylor on the show, is a gangster rapper from Compton, Calif.
“You can see the woman that you love turn into a monster right before your eyes,” the 32-year-old father of three told ABC News Radio on how planning a wedding affected their relationship. “Reality set in. There were infidelity issues on my part…and I think after a woman’s [been] cheated on I don’t think you ever, ever really regain that trust 100 percent.”
Regardless, Game said his 37-year-old fiancée “found the heads of VH1 and started taking her own meetings” to forge ahead with the reality show, a move he’s concerned about since he’s worked to keep his relationship out of the glare of media and public opinion.
“I kept her away because I didn’t want her in the light because I felt it could harm or hurt her,” he admitted. “And she wasn’t ready. It’s a lot to deal with. And then on the other hand, I was trying to keep it player.”
It seems that although the two are still best friends and raise three children together, Game couldn’t give up his long hours in the studio. On the first episode we see him collaborating into the wee hours of the morning with Chris Brown. He also couldn’t give up women.
“No man is ever born or has the dream when he’s little to one day get married,” Game said to ABC News Radio. “That’s a woman’s thing — that Cinderella, fairy-tale thing. Guys, we try to prolong it as long as you can.”
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications
Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
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