News: Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Inks Open Letter, "Doing Porn Is Not About Me Becoming Famous"
Thursday, Aug 19, 2010 11:27PM
Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne's daughter, Montana, has released an open letter justifying her decision to shock fans and make a run in the adult film industry.
Montana claims it was her decision to join a business, she believes, is thriving and offers the possibility of achieving success.
"I was the one who reached out to Vivid. [Male performer] Brian Pumper had nothing to do with getting me started. I did my first video with him, but that's it. I chose Vivid because they are the best in the business and I wanted to go to the top seller. And they have released other movies with celebrity girls like Kendra, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. So, I wanted to go somewhere I knew I would be safe. People have it wrong. Doing porn is not about me becoming famous...it's about becoming successful. Porn just happens to be the industry I was most interested in, so for critics to say I'm going about it the wrong way they are missing the point. I am making a buzz in the porn industry and in the mainstream, too. It's leading me to more opportunities, so people can't say that I'm not going to get anywhere." (VIBE)
She also said there would be plans to reach out to her father once the hype has died down.
"I really am a good person. You can't believe everything you hear. It insults me when I hear someone claiming that I was a prostitute. Why would I ever be a prostitute? That's something really hurtful to say, especially since it's not true. Being in porn makes people say the craziest things. I will sit down and talk to my dad when all the media attention from the movie dies down. I don't expect him to be happy about what I am doing. But I would like him to respect my decision and give me his blessing on all my future endeavors." (VIBE)
West Coast rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube recently shared his thoughts on Montana's decision and defended Fishburne's role as parent.
"Once your kids get to a certain age you can't control what they do," Ice Cube said. "You can only hope that they do the right thing, do what you taught them, and sometimes they don't! ... I don't feel like he did a bad job or he didn't do his job [as a parent]," he said. "Kids just do what they do." (New York Post)
Details on Montana's choice to do adult films hit the Internet earlier this month.
Montana Fishburne, the 19-year-old daughter of 'CSI' and 'The Matrix' star Laurence Fishburne, is finally setting the record straight on her decision to begin a career in porn. Montana, who was arrested in 2009 for alleged prostitution, sat down with E! News for a revealing chat about how losing her virginity at age 16 led her to pursue "any kind of [sexual] fantasy," culminating in her fledgling porn career. (Pop Eater)
Check out Jamie Foxx speaking on Montana Fishburne's new career below: