The Queen of Bad Pops Off
TWoP: Did we see the real Tanisha on the show?
TT: Oh yeah. Towards the beginning of the show, I got a call from Darlen saying "Oh my God, that's not what happened! Oh my God, I can't believe they made you look like that!" I never complained 'cause I felt like it was me. I was a bitch in the beginning and then I was a bitch and a sweetheart mixed together. What happened is that I was always a sweetheart but I tried to kill that side of me -- that sensitive side. The psychiatrist on the show basically taught me to be in touch with my sensitive side. And when I really got in touch with it, it was a beautiful thing.
TWoP: Did you feel embarrassed by anything you did on camera? Anything you wish you could take back?
TT: Nothing. I was myself. I forgot the cameras were there, to be honest. 'Cause if I had focused on the cameras, I wouldn't have been me. You wouldn't have been able to see who I was, so I just basically blanked 'em out. I was never embarrassed about anything, even going to jail. I did something wrong, the world got to see it and that's fine.
TWoP: What about that episode in which Jennavicia, Darlen and Cordelia put that all that crap into your food and peed in the sink? What went through your head as you were sitting at home watching that?
TT: What was going through my head was "Oh my god, I really should've beat the crap out of them. All three of them." I had all these plans [for practical jokes] up my sleeve from years ago and I didn't perform any of them. Not one. Because I decided it was childish. And here they are doing stuff to my food. I couldn't believe it. I was watching in disbelief. I think that was one of the shows where my mouth stayed open for the remainder of the show because it was really crazy.
TWoP: Is Jennavecia one of the worst human beings you've ever been around? For real.
TT: I would honestly say yes and no. I would say that it's a cross between Jennavecia and Lyric. Lyric is very vindictive and very jealous and she's the type of person who would make you believe she's your friend, but she's really not. So I'd say a combination of Jennavecia and Lyric. And add to that also possibly Neveen because of the simple fact that she deserves an Oscar for her performance in playing my friend.