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Tiffney Cambridge aka Mrs. The Game: “There’s A Lot Of Lonely Nights When You’re Dating An Entertainer”
Before 2012, we had no idea that The Game was so serious about settling down. But this year, his romance with teacher and the mother of his two children Tiffney Cambridge was really put out there. On their VH1 show, Marrying The Game, the couple document the days leading up to their wedding. It’s been eight years since these two met at da club and Cambridge says it hasn’t been an easy road as evinced by the fact that she’s sorta, kinda called off the wedding in the last episode. When she stopped by our L.A offices, she made it a point to say that women need to be wary of dating entertainers because it’s a rocky road (which we kinda already knew but still). Peep her advice in the video above.
When I watched Marrying The Game Monday night, I thought rapper The Game’s fiance, Tiffney Cambridge, was a bit dramatic, but angry black woman never crossed my mind. Personally, I was thinking more Yvette from Baby Boy, but apparently the stereotype crossed Tiffney’s mind and she wants to set the record straight before the accusations start running rampant. In an interview with Sister Sister, she told the mag:
“The [show] caught me at a moment when I was really upset. I think that when we’re upset we all show our frustrations by sometimes yelling or maybe saying a curse word or something like that, but is that a representation of who I am? Am I always loud and cursing and angry Black woman? No, far from it.
“I was just mad, mad, mad at that moment, like we all get,” she said of going off on The Game about traveling out of town with his female assistant, adding, “I definitely will keep him in line.”
That last notion is up for debate considering the rapper not only still went on his trip to France, he also still took his assistant with him. But how The Game responds to Tiffney moving out of the house when he returns is still up in the air.
As for the couple’s image and how it relates to Black America, Tiffney said she’s not worried about receiving any type of backlash like her girls Shaunie O’Neal and Evelyn Lozada of Basketball Wives‘ got last season.
“I don’t have concerns about our show being boycotted or anything like that because there’s nothing inappropriate or offensive there. It’s just a realistic look into our lives,” she said. “I think a lot of the issues and the problems that we have, other people face.”
“I try not to judge people. I think that one of the worst things that you can do is to judge somebody else just by seeing them on television, so I try not to do that. I watch them for entertainment,“ she said. “I don’t watch it as a way to look into someone’s life and then judge it or say what I would do or wouldn’t do because you really never know what’s going on in a person’s life unless you are involved in it.”
Sorry Tiffney, but somebody’s judging you honey — more so for your choice of man, though, than your yelling on TV.
What’s your opinion of The Game’s fiance, Tiffney, so far?
While I was getting my fill of Monday night reality TV, I observed an interesting interaction between Tiffney and Jayceon, aka, The Game, on their new show, Marrying The Game. In one of those crazy, overbearing, insecure woman moments, Tiffney completely flipped out about The Game going on a one-day trip to Cannes, France, for a show and bringing his assistant, who happens to be a woman, with him. In between cursing The Game out for leaving his wife (which she’s not yet) at home but taking a b***h out of town with him, Tiffney admitted in her confessional, “I don’t do the female around my man thing.” I sat back thinking, this is a bit much, except I realize for a lot of women it’s not.
Immediately my mind went back to another foiled reality TV plot on the same network in which Lala took issue with Carmelo’s close relationship with his female assistant. Though the level of sincerity in Lala’s claims of concern warranted about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10, for many women, they don’t do the female around their man thing, especially when said female is waiting on her man’s beck and call in the form of an assistant. After I thought about the Lala reference, my mind then went back to the movie Obsessed, which, in my defense, I wouldn’t know from beginning to end were it not for Idris Elba, but nevertheless it illustrates this concern again. After Idris’s character wifed up Bey’s they had a strict agreement: no female assistants. Granted, Beyonce’s character had a pretty good reason for coming up with this rule since she was once in that position and got her boss to put a ring on it, but is that type of stipulation really realistic in this day and age?
Like attractive nannies, assistants are right at the top of the list of ladies married women tend to be weary of. In the same way you wouldn’t put a slice of chocolate cake in front of someone trying to lose weight, it’s a risky thing for a man to constantly have a young, attractive able-bodied woman on-hand to take care of all of his needs without any of the lip his wife would. With that type of exchange, it’s not hard to see how these affairs pop off so frequently in corporate America. But let’s be real, like Future says, ain’t no way around it. I’m pretty sure the last time I saw a male assistant he was sewing up someone’s garment on a Lifetime Fashion reality show. Like male babysitters and nannies, this just isn’t a profession men are in and if your partner is climbing up the corporate ladder, chances are at some point in his career he’s going to have a woman assisting him. Are you going to throw a tantrum every time a business need comes up that she fulfills, or are you going to establish some reasonable boundaries and zero tolerance behavior?
Personally, to the assistant I say be all that you can be (“make that money don’t let it make you” in my Diamond from Player’s Club voice). But here’s the thing, just make sure whatever it is that you’re being is business-related. Whenever I watch movies showing assistant-boss relationships I think, is this real? People have their subordinates out her picking up dry-cleaning, getting their kids from school, rotating their tires? Those things are personal and when personal and professional lives become too intertwined boundaries are bound to be crossed and that’s when things get messy. This is a prime example of people needing to know their role. The only time an assistant should be assisting her male boss is between the hours of 9-5 and when it relates to assisting said boss’s business needs. Anything beyond that, yes, we do in fact have a problem.
If I were Tiffney I’d be concerned too. I mean we are talking about the same man who wants to legalize polygamy and who unabashedly pronounced that all men cheat. I wouldn’t want him going out of town with his female assistant either, but then again I also probably wouldn’t be wasting my time planning a wedding to a jerk like that. As we’ve already established, a man is going to cheat when and where he wants to. He doesn’t have to go out of the country for that. The truth is, most women likely won’t have any choice in the matter when it comes to choosing who might be assisting her man do his job, so it would behoove most of us to spend more time choosing men who we don’t have to be so concerned about cheating any chance they get and get off their backs and let assistants do what their supposed to do, assist.
What do you think about women’s paranoia over their men having female assistants? Is it warranted? Would you be concerned if your man had a female assistant?
‘I’m More Like Chrissy’: Tiffney Cambridge Says Her Relationship With The Game Is Like Jim Jones And Chrissy’s
VH1 seems to have a soft spot for hardcore rappers and the women they love. If you examine the focal points of hit shows such as Love and Hip Hop, Chrissy and Mr. Jones and now the latest edition, Marrying The Game, you’ll begin to notice a pattern. Viewers aren’t the only ones who are picking up on this, the reality stars have begun to notice the similarities as well. In a recent interview with VH1′s Marrying The Game star, Tiffney Cambridge sat down with Elizabeth Black for a very candid chat in which she discussed adjusting to living her life in the public eye as well as some similarities that she and The Game share with fellow VH1 stars, Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones. When asked how she felt about fitting into a Jim Jones-Chrissy Lampkin mold, here’s what she had to say:
I don’t like to compare myself since everyone’s situation is different, but if I had to, I would say I’m more like Chrissy, I see a similarity in our struggles and our relationships. I hear her, 100%, in every episode I watch, I see a lot of the same behaviors that Jayceon exhibits in Jim.
When you really think about it, the scenarios displayed in the two shows are oddly similar, even down to the age difference considering the fact that the leading ladies in both Jimmy and The Game’s lives are older woman. Tiffney went on to share that Jim and The Game are actually friends and it is not uncommon for Jayceon to give Jim a call while he and Chrissy’s show is on.
He and Jim are actually friends, so it’s funny that sometimes when their episodes are on, he’ll call Jim and they’ll be on speaker going back and forth about some of the things he’s saying or doing, and it’s funny how all of them think alike, they really do. Jayceon and Jimmy think alike about how they both feel about Chrissy and I, about their business, about making money, about spending time with family, about their attitudes, so I do see a lot of similarities between our two shows.
What I would love to see is a Chrissy and Jimmy cameo on Marrying The Game or vice versa. Something tells me that seeing the foursome interact would be quite entertaining.
Did you watch last night’s premiere of Marrying The Game? What do you think of the show?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
It’s not breaking news that rapper The Game is a hot mess. I mean how much can you expect from a man who spits on women and throws them off the stage when they don’t show their tatas at a concert? Those are the very reasons I was so shocked to learn this man even had a girlfriend let alone a fianceé he was supposed to be marrying, but we all know how that went.
Regardless, The Game is getting ready to debut his new reality show, “Marrying The Game,” on VH1 and in an interview with The Breakfast Club he lightweight threw his relationship and the mother of his children, as he refers to her, all under the bus. Here’s are the highlights and why I initially thought Tiffney should be running for the hills, but then realized she’s just as ratchet as he is.
Was he and Tiffney’s wedding called off because of him cheating or because he’s always in rapper beef and fighting?
Infidelity. She doesn’t have problems with me doing what I do.
Should Polygamy be legalized?
I think that would be great. It would make it easier for women. The truth is every man cheats. Fat men, skinny men, basketball player, guy who can’t play. Nerds, smart men. It doesn’t matter.
Does he still cheat?
I’m not going to throw myself under the bus on this highly syndicated radio show, but every man cheats.
A woman is better off assuming exactly what I said. You’ll be better off that way.
How did Tiffney catch him cheating?
It wasn’t about getting caught, it’s just a woman’s intuition. Sometimes when you go missing for too long or too many hours, that window only opens so far. When a woman wakes up at 3 o’clock in the morning and calls your phone and you don’t answer she just knows.
If every man cheats, won’t that encourage women to do the same?
Then you know what’s going to happen. You’ll get called that word. (h*e)
Would you understand if a woman cheated on you?
I would never understand. You know the balance. It’s over with. That’s how it goes.
Is he nervous about showing his soft side on this new reality show?
No, I don’t really care. It’s not really that soft. On the reality show, I did everything right to the edge of getting us kicked off the air. I’m just doing what I do on everyday life. [Tiffney] wanted to be on a reality show. She’s a school teacher and she wanted extra money on top of what I give her which I thought was crazy but you know she dragged me down to the VH1 meetings and she was already seven meetings in when she lied to me and told me it was the first one. This had been going on for months.
Is he worried about Tiffney becoming a celebrity?
I told her I don’t know if she’s ready. She’s been hanging out with Evelyn and Shaunie. They went to a club called Graystone and they popped bottles and usually when she goes out it’s with me and I pull out the black card and we can go H.A.M. But they had to split it and it was like a $5,000 split between the three of them and when she came home she was in tears and was like I don’t want to go out anymore. This is my money.
Takeaway: These two are clearly a hot a** mess together.
Check out the video of The Game’s interview here. What do you think about him?
Though The Game and his fiancée/girlfriend Tiffney Cambridge have gone back and forth, and back and forth again on their wedding, there’s no turning back on the couple’s upcoming reality show. VH1 has just released the supertrailer for the new show, ”Marrying The Game,” and the double meaning of that title is so evident in the three minute spot.
Way too many gems are dropped in this promo, from Tiffney mentioning that eight years and four proposals later it’s finally time to tie the knot, to The Game throwing out dollars at the mother of his children like she’s a stripper at the club. I really don’t know what to make of this except I fully understand now why Tiffney cancelled their first wedding and then postponed it after they semi-reconciled. Because I’m gullible, I know I’ll be watching this show on Monday nights, but I’m preeeeety sure I can already tell how this is going to end.
Check out the trailer here. Will you watch “Marrying The Game” when it debuts November 19th at 9:30 pm?
Two cancelled weddings don’t stop no reality show around VH1′s parts. A couple of months ago, we were writing about The Game and his baby mother’s on-again-off-again relationship nearly every week. One minute they were getting married, the next the wedding was cancelled, the next they were getting married again, and then things were put on “hold.” The only thing that’s stayed constant throughout the whole debacle is the couple’s reality show apparently because VH1 just announced it’s set to debut November 19.
According to the press release:
VH1 delves into the unlikely love story of double platinum selling rapper Jayceon Taylor better known as “The Game,” and his straight-laced school teacher fiancé Tiffney Cambridge as they prepare to walk down the aisle in “Marrying The Game,” premiering on Monday, November 19th at 9:30 PM.
It was anything but love at first sight when Tiffney Cambridge first met Jayceon Taylor. Tiffney, the 5th grade history teacher took to Jayceon, but wanted nothing to do with the young rapper, The Game. Love blossomed and after eight years and two children King Justice (5 years old) and Cali Dream (1 year old), life is complicated as Tiffney juggles to balance her career, family, friends, and most of all being in love with two men, Jayceon, Taylor, and the rapper The Game. Jayceon is the stay-at-home dad one day and the next he is the hardcore rapper The Game who sleeps until 5PM after late night recording sessions.
For Tiffany, Jayceon’s actions leave her in a constant struggle wondering if she will have to compromise for the rest of her life with his demanding, lavish and wild career as a rapper. Each episode of “Marrying The Game” shows the difference between the most unlikely of couples and the love that ultimately brings them together and also might tear them apart. When you’re marrying The Game, all bets are off, because it’s no easy walk down the aisle. Find out if they exchange vows on this season of “Marrying The Game.”
So I’m thinking all that back, back, forth, and forth, was really just drama for the show. Sigh. When will people stop adjusting their lives for reality TV and actually starting showing reality?
It looks like VH1′s new mode of attack is couple spin-offs instead of ratchet groups, which could do The Game’s reputation wonders considering the headlines his disrespectful behavior has been earning this year. I wonder how this series will turn out.
Do you plan on watching?
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It was quite odd to find out that The Game’s wedding to Tiffney Cambridge was called off just 10 days before the ceremony and just two after we’d learned they were working on a reality show based around it. When most heard the news they assumed Tiffney finally got a clue and The Game basically admitted that’s exactly what happened on Twitter. Yesterday he sent out these tweets confirming the rumors:
So yes, The Game now joins the extraordinarily large league of men who didn’t realize what they had until it’s gone. With the nuptials being called off so close to the big day part of me wonders whether the reality show they were working on has anything to do with the cancellation. We all know how these shows are a curse to real-life relationships. Even though most couples usually don’t break up until after the shows air, it’s possible something could have come out during the taping. Or like you all said, maybe Tiffney was just like, um, this ain’t gone work.
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“What you gone do when LOVE don’t even LOVE no more?”
That was the cryptic tweet The Game sent before announcing that he and his fiance have called off their wedding. With just ten days to go before the Big Day, they updated their wedding website with the news:
We regret to inform you that the wedding of Tiffney Cambridge & Jayceon Taylor has been cancelled.
Sister2Sister reports :
Although Game previously told S2S that he’d spent half a million dollars on the ceremony, the two “just didn’t get along,” a source said. “It just didn’t work out.”
The Game proposed to Tiffney, his girlfriend of almost eight years, in October of 2011 in front of MTV cameras, and the two were planning to marry next weekend, July 28.
It’s unclear whether Tiffney and Game have called it quits for good or if they’re planning to work through their issues and head toward matrimony at a later date.
This isn’t The Game’s first near miss in the wedding department. In 2006, he was engaged to Valeisha Butterfield, but they broke it off and he got back together with his then-ex girlfriend Tiffney. Since then, he and Tiffney had two kids.
It’s unclear if they’re still going to go through with the reality show we just found out about and thus give everyone an inside look of what went wrong, Kim Kardashian-style. It’s likely no one is going to want to watch that, but with all of the other train wrecks on VH1 what’s one more?
On a serious note, it’s always sad to hear of a breakup when children are involved. Maybe they are still working things out even though they’re not walking down the aisle. Eight years is a long time to be together, but it’s better to call of the wedding than call off the marriage.
What do you think of this announcement? Were you looking forward to their reality show?
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Celebrity weddings seem to be the next genre to take over reality TV. Following in the footsteps of “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Kim Zolciak and Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada, rapper The Game has landed a reality show about his walk down the aisle. Yes, someone is actually marrying this man.
Despite spitting on female fans and asking others to drop their tops at concerts, The Game seems to have admiration for at least one woman on this earth, his fiancée Tiffney Cambridge. Back in October, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend and mother of two of his children on the job by surprise and MTV caught the action live as The Game told cameras:
“As a man, this is that day where you throw your player card away and you kinda gotta step up and be a family man, and she deserves it. It’s been a long run, and we’ve been together at least seven years. We’ve been off, we’ve been on, we’ve been arguing, we fought. We had good times and bad times, and I think that at the end of the day, as a man, this is something that I owed to her and I owed to my family, so it was time.”
Now it’s apparently time to make some money off of that investment because the Cali native has teamed up with 51 Minds Entertainment, the masterminds behind “Flavor of Love,” “For The Love of Ray J,” “Lala’s Full Court Life,” and “TI and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” to film a reality show based around the couple’s walk down the aisle.
According to TMZ, the show would focus on The Game as a devoted family man (huh?) and all of the normal drama that surrounds nuptials. Though The Game hardly has the same family man/stand-up guy/likeability appeal as T.I., someone seems to think this is a good idea. Production already began earlier this month and so far the team has met with MTV and VH1 to discuss distribution. I’m pretty sure the latter will be all over it as they have taken quite the liking to entertaining black audiences by the millions, although if this show is really as sensible as it’s being marketed, they may have to pass for another iteration of some type of ”wives” or “Love and Hip-Hop.”
Check out how The Game proposed to Tiffney here. What do you think about this show concept? Would you watch?
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