Tonight: Cornbreadd's Season Finale Watch Party at Boondocks
Courtesy MTV The Cast of Tha Money & Tha Power; Cornbredd is at far left Cornbredd rocks the Westheimer Block Party
Rocks Off: Obviously you don't want to give anything away, but tell people a couple of things they can expect from the episode tonight.
Cornbreadd: You'll see Houston's very own Cornbreadd try to compete in his last episode for his chance at this $100,000 from MTV and 50 Cent. Win or lose, I'm in a very small group of people from Houston who made it to the finals of their reality shows.
RO: You and the girl [designer Chloe Dao] from Project Runway, right?
CB: Uh-huh, me and the girl from Project Runway, and I want to say a couple from The Amazing Race.
RO: Oh, that's right.
CB: We may be missing one, but as far as Houston competitors making it to the finals, there's very few. Tonight's episode is gonna culminate with an insult contest arranged by 50 Cent, and the winner will walk away with $100,000 in investment money. The loser will walk away with publicity that he or she could only imagine.
The whole season was great, but when you have 14 people on the show, it's hard to pay attention to all 14. What you see is as everybody leaves the show, the show starts revolving around me. Once you get up to episode four or five, it's like, "Yo, what does Cornbreadd think?"
|Cornbreadd and friend|
CB: Oh yeah, it's pretty obvious. There's even times when I'm not even the boss of a challenge and when 50 announces who won the challenge, he tells me. It's like, "Why are you announcing the win to me and not the boss?" It's because he knew I did all the work. Then what you find is when I get on the show, the team that I'm on suffers loss after loss after loss, and it comes up.
50 approaches me and goes, "You know, Cornbreadd, did you come on this show to hide in the background, because you haven't been boss yet?" I told him, "No, it wasn't my time yet. I didn't feel like it." Plus, in my head, I felt like if the people on the show are so weak, I felt like they had to prove themselves to me first, because I knew I was strong. The first time I become boss, my team wins and I don't suffer a loss for the rest of the season.
Cornbreadd prepares for the rodeo in his own inimitable style.
CB: I think what happened was MTV was suffering ratings problems, and when our show came out it wasn't marketed at all. They didn't know how to market this gritty, urban reality show, and to be honest, our show was like the first Apprentice-like venture to ever be done to involve a rich hip-hop dude and challenges set around the streets.
Cornbreadd deep in country
I didn't really believe that, because they were looking forward to showing their new shows, which are Bromance and Double Shot at Love with the bisexual twins. I'm like, "This doesn't seem uplifting, this just seems like hardcore porn." But the new shows did terrible numbers. It seems like our show garnered more ratings than their Hills spinoff and their Bromance show with Brody Jenner.
They said those shows were going to save the day, but it turns out our show had better ratings. There was talk the show was canceled and all that, but the show was never canceled.
RO: They just kind of buried you?
CB: We got buried, but the point is, when I go out to L.A., when I went out to New York, when I'm walking on Hollywood Boulevard, when I'm in Houston, people are like, "Yo! You're Cornbreadd! I remember you - you're fuckin' crazy, dude!" So something did work. Anyone who watches the show, they're gonna say, "Cornbreadd, Cornbreadd, Cornbreadd."
Don't forget the double D.