He is close to his mother, but not as much so with his strict father.Despite being gay, he does not connect with the local gay community back home in Atlanta.After filming ended, it took nearly four and a half years to complete the process of returning it to a single residence.
He avoids conflict with his housemates, dismissing them when they attempt to resolve issues with him.
During the season, he performs a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at a sporting event attended by his housemates, which brings Melissa to tears.
The Real World: New Orleans is the ninth season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships.
It is the first season of The Real World to be filmed in West South Central States region of the United States, specifically in Louisiana.
In 2003, he performed his original song "Come On, Be My Baby Tonight" on the sixth episode of the first season of the Comedy Central sketch comedy TV series Chappelle's Show.
In the ninth season premiere, the cast settles into its New Orleans digs: a mansion.It was later divided into apartments, but was in the process of being returned to a single-family residence when producers discovered it.New Orleans-based art director Monroe Kelly and architect Lee Ledbetter restored the mansion’s original plan, enabling it to serve as the season's production set.Matt pursued girls in New Orleans, but never began a relationship on the show.Melissa is a half African-American and half Filipino whom MTV describes as a "5-foot-2-inch bundle of manic wit." Her friends compare her to Chris Rock for her sense of humor.She admits she doesn't easily get along with other women, and demands attention from guys.