Our exclusive interview with Vadim Black concludes where he takes on porn studios & the angry man he was to the enterprising, much happier person he is today.
In part one of our “Where are they now?” interview, Vadim Black reflected back on the infamous “MTV True Life” debacle, his divisive social media presence, and how he has changed since those crazy days.
Today, we pick up with where we left off. What would today’s Vadim tell that young rebel-rouser? How has he evolved internally? And just what is he up to now.
Vadim Black: If I could go back and give my self-advice I would say this, “Vadim, this is all only temporary, your so-called small amount of “FAME” is no more than people who want something from you telling you what you want to hear – starting with saying you’re a ‘Star.'” I would tell myself, “all this will pass in time. People will forget. And a new person will come along.
All these battles, and fights, they’re so childish, eventually, your porn career will fade out and if you don’t start worrying about REAL LIFE you’re just going to be sucked into this never-ending hole of doom. Do get a real job. Get a degree and move on with your life because porn and this attitude is not going to get you anywhere in life. Everything right now is temporary, the quick money, the people all this will pass, and you’re going to look back at it and shake your head and realize wow, look at all that waste of talent, and personality.”
The scenes that are releasing are older scenes, I have walked away from the industry. It was time for me to get my life together, and work on my life, so I can be successful for many years to come and not have to depend on anyone else.
You have a new gay dating app. We’ll get to that next, but first, let’s address this head-on: your haters are going to say this is just you trying to come back for more pink dollars but in a new way. What do you say to them?
For anyone that wants to say anything like this, I’d like to say before you open your mouth why don’t you check out my APP first and realize that it is 100% Free? It has lots of functionality I have nothing to gain from it but seeing people happy and finding LOVE.
Your “2 Me Gay Dating” App is listed as free. But in practice, free is never free. What’s the real bottom line?
2MEET is absolutely 100 % FREE.There are no hidden features or anything that will ask for your credit card. There is a functionality on my App that is called PRIVATE FEEDS it is for everyone to use to express themselves through photos or videos similar to Instagram, in the future update that functionality is going to cost, but nothing major.
What about the porn star section?
I designed it specifically for pornstars. Pornstars will be able to make their private feed and post whatever they want. They can charge for that if they choose. But the dating part s free 100%.
The reason I did that is that I saw too many young men get caught up in lies with studios and promises that were fake.
These young men and I heard the same story for so many of them, would not get paid, and checks would bounce, and they would catch STD or much more abuse from some studios.
That horrified me. That is why I created the ‘Private Feed section’ specifically for them.
“A leopard never changes its spots” is what a lot of people are thinking. What specifically would you like to say to them?
Look, I used to be a cocoon and stuck in a place of hate. I was angry at the world for the life that I had then. Eventually, I have grown and become a man. I turned my life from a negative to a positive and am becoming a better person by the day. Life is short. Build yourself up every day. Become a better you, establish a foundation of positivity and build on that every day.
Vadim, thank you for your time and candor. Best of luck and stay happy.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me and who I am.