After starring in season 3, where he developed a relationship with fellow castmate Brigitte Nielsen, the two kicked off the first Surreal Life
spin-off show, Strange Love
, in 2005, where they showed off their love before Nielsen got back together with Mattia Dessi. Strange Love
then led to its own spin-off called Flavor of Love
in 2006, where the Public Enemy hype man continued his quest for love for three seasons, after which he ended up proposing to Liz Trujillo, the mother of his son Karma. He said in an interview
that MC Hammer convinced him to join The Surreal Life
, which he claims "became No. 1 that year," adding, "That season I really showed my ass. I said, 'I want to be on TV. I'm going to try and make a TV career out of this.'"