EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Porn star turned musician Lupe Fuentes

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LOS ANGELES, January 28, 2014 — Lupe Fuentes has gone from extreme poverty to being a porn star. She has now quit the porn business to pursue her lifelong dream of being a musician with the help of her husband, Evan Seinfeld of Biohazrd and Attika-7 fame. Back in October, Wells On Music sat down with Lupe Fuentes at a restaurant in Los Angeles to discuss her new career.

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KW: Why did you want to come to the U.S.?

Lupe Fuentes: To live the dream, the opportunities to change my life. When I was a little girl, my dream was to come here. I always wanted to come here. I didn’t know what I wanted to do here, but I knew I just wanted to be here. I used to see people on TV and all the opportunities in this country, you know? I feel like people from the United States are so safe. There are so many laws that help you, it’s amazing. This is a cool country. I just wanted to be here. I just wanted to experience all this.


KW: What made you want to get out of porn?

LF: What mainly made me want to get out of it was my family, my mother. Just to follow my dream and do something I was really passionate about. Life is short. Life is really short and one day I woke up and I said, “What is it really that I want to do?” This is my dream, you know? It’s music and I’ve pursued it since that day. Here I am.

KW: Is it hard to get out of the porn industry?

LF: I mean, to get out wasn’t hard because you just stop, you know? But I feel like it’s hard to change people’s minds. It’s hard to make people see the person instead of the actress, instead of the body, instead of that porn star. That’s hard. I feel at the end of the day, I do this for myself and not for what anybody else thinks. So, that’s my goal.

KW: Who are some of your musical influences?

LF: Music is something so big, you know? To have so many different genres and so many different people and feelings and it’s hard to choose. I feel like from one month to another it can completely change. When I was a little kid it used to be Shakira. It used to be very pop, like Jennifer Lopez. Also, I am Latin so obviously I go towards a Latin vibe. Right now, I feel like my music is getting harder. The sounds are more prominent. It started very poppy and now it’s changing to more EDM, dance. My inspirations are women that are in power in the music industry. It’s an industry that’s really hard and for women, it’s especially hard. Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Madonna is one of my biggest, biggest influences, and anybody who is passionate about what they’re doing, honestly.

KW: Do you think being in porn has hurt you or helped you as far as music goes?

LF: I think both. I think it helps me and it holds me back, depending on who I am talking to. Yes, definitely, because people are different, you know? The music industry is just like any other industry, I think porn holds me back, but also helps on many occasions too, yeah.

KW: If you could do go back and do things differently, would you not do porn and try to go straight into music instead?

LF: Life is never a path of roses, never. Everybody has their own issues, everybody has their own problems in life, you know? Whoever comes here and tells me their life is perfect, I can’t believe that because it’s unbelievable. I think if I can go back in time and do everything all over again, I don’t think I would change a thing, to be honest with you. All the things that happened, bad or good, made me the person I am today and I feel strong, you know? And all the things I’ve been through, in some ways, have helped me and hurt, but it they definitely made me a strong person. If any of that didn’t happen, maybe I wouldn’t meet my husband [musician Evan Seinfeld], who is a huge supporter of mine and is the person Love the most in the whole world and I’m so lucky to have him. So, I don’t think I would change anything, you know?

KW: What kind of response have you received from your fans?

LF: It’s different, it’s different every time. I get a lot of guys saying, “No, go back to porn,” but I feel like if somebody is used to seeing you in a way, of course they don’t want to change. They don’t want to change their mind and they don’t want to evolve with you. It’s not a bad thing. I’m a person, an entity, alive. I change all the time. Yeah, some of them are against it. Some of them love it. I feel like I gained new fans, for sure.

KW: Do you write your own songs?

LF: I co-write them with writers and producers. Each song is completely different because I work with different [people].

KW: You have released a few songs so far, are there plans to record a full length record?

LF: I am, actually. Right now I am recording a full-length album. I have recorded seven songs and I have 12 others in different stages. That’s where I’m at right now.

KW: When might they be finished and released?

LF: We hope for next year, but you can never rush the creative process [laughs].

KW: On October 24, you will be playing your first show. Are you nervous?

LF: You know, I was freaking out like two weeks ago [laughs], I was really freaking out. I’m a rehearsal freak. I love to rehearse. I love to have everything prepared and know what I’m going to do. I was really busy and I didn’t have time to prepare before. Getting all the dancers together and getting all the whole plan together took a very long time. So, yeah, I was kind of nervous, but now everything is rehearsed. Everything is cool. I know what I’m going to do. I’m just enjoying it. I’m really excited.

KW: Will you do a more lengthy tour in the future?

LF: I definitely want to do a tour through all the gay clubs and, yeah, I definitely want to perform live as much as I can. I also want to focus on my DJ [work] and also on writing music. It’s a balance of everything because you can not only tour.

KW: Why do you want to tour the gay clubs specifically?

LF: I think it’s my audience. I feel like it’s so free, you know? I feel like that community is something that is very creative. It gives you lots of freedom to express yourself. You can just be an artist. I love that. That’s what true artists do, don’t care what anybody else thinks, but just express what you feel inside. I love that. That’s where I want to promote myself and work in that environment.

KW: You grew up in extreme poverty. Have you ever thought about writing a book about your life’s journey?

LF: It’s funny you say that because actually right now, we are working on a documentary about my life. So, yes, definitely I’ve been thinking about that. I think it will be something really good for me, really therapeutic for me. At the same time, I think it will be something that could help other people, you know, as an inspiration. I feel like there are so many people out there that are or were going through struggles like I did. Like I said before, life is not a path of roses, you know? I think it will help people. Since I was a little kid I had nothing. I never thought I was going to be in the United States. That, for me, is big. You know, I come from a third world country where I didn’t have any of the things people here have. That’s something that people don’t think about. People take for granted that we are here sitting. You can drink, you can eat and take a car and drive, you know? People take for granted those things. You need to create awareness that situations like that do exist and there are people going through those things. It’s funny because so many people in the world don’t know that things like this are possible. They don’t know these problems exist.

Kevin J. Wells is the Sports Editor for Communities Digital News and also writes about Major League Baseball, punk rock music, and food. Follow him on Twitter @WellsOnBaseball

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  • Ян Тепльицкй

    Nice lies, she quit because she got sex with 16 yo girls and her husband (porn producer) produced that like comercial porn. There are not a lot porn star charged for child porn 😀