MTV's Pimp My Ride a lie

By Drum Digital
28 February 2015

Former contestants of MTV's Pimp My Ride have revealed that much of the show was faked.

According to the Huffington Post, many of the flashy upgrades installed by rapper Xzibit and his West Coast Customs crew didn't work, made the car worse or were simply taken out as soon as the cameras stopped rolling.

At the beginning of segments, Xzibit would be shown ringing the doorbell to a contestant’s house to surprise them. But these houses were often times not the contestants’ homes; instead, each dwelling had been rented by MTV. Contestants were told to wait in the house and that at the door would either be someone holding something like a $100 Pep Boys gift certificate or it would be “ya boy Xzibit.”

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In a new investigation by The Huffington Post, several contestants from the show revealed some behind-the-scenes fake pas.

Contestant Justin Dearinger; claimed that “they actually take out a lot of the stuff that they showed on TV,” such as in his case, a “pop-up” champagne contraption and a “drive-in theater.”

Dearinger said that they removed the champagne part because the show didn’t want to condone drinking and driving. The theater was removed for not being street safe.

However, most of the contestants said they enjoyed the experiences and would likely do the show again.

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