From Mindbender Supreme The Toronto Rap Mayor To Malcolm Lovejoy The Porn Star

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Without debate, Addi “Mindbender” Stewart has remained Canadian hip-hop’s most loyal supporter for the past few decades. As not only a respected emcee and prominent music journalist, but as an unwavering fan eminently known for his front row position at every Toronto rap show, Mindbender Supreme has earned the nickname “mayor of Toronto rap” from his city for his unyielding love of the culture and the Canadian community. His permanent smile and extensive knowledge-bank of nearly every rap lyric every written is a testament to the human brain capacity, while his ability to show up to multiple events in a single night makes him the rap Santa Claus.

Mindbender is a local legend.

But while many facets of the urban culture in Canada have stayed stagnant and rap shows begin to blend into one another, hip-hop’s biggest fan has evolved. His values, politics, purpose, and even his name has made a drastic transition this year as the popular social staple has taken a surprising step out of the rap industry and emerged in a new one entirely: the porn industry.

In March of 2014, Mindbender followed his long-term dream and entered the world of professional love making, taking on the name Malcolm Lovejoy as his practiced moniker. Having filmed several clips and experimented throughout his self-titled “demo reel” year, Mindbender is focused on completing his transition from the face of the Toronto rap community to the face of Canadian porn as a sexual revolutionary and example for his hip-hop peers.

“My whole hip-hop life, I wasn’t talking about how hip-hop wasn’t good to women at all. We live in a sexist world. I really see the need for hip-hop culture to learn how to respect women, to learn how to have conversations about gay, lesbian and trans sexuality that hip-hop ignores because they are being so fucking ignorant. It would be wrong for me to not speak my politics,” he starts.

Meet Malcolm Lovejoy, Canada’s newest porn star:

The name Mindbender is a staple in the Canadian hip-hop community, but recently you’ve introduced a new character to the mix. Who is Malcolm Lovejoy?  I’m still developing the identity. Malcolm Lovejoy is my Marilyn Monroe in a way. It’s the side of me that I’m going to use to express the love and romance in me that exists. I have so many revelations about it as a porn actor. Sometimes when you’re doing porn, you don’t know whether it’s me Addi Stewart or its Malcolm Lovejoy. You go into these undefined states where the passion and expression is – is this scripted, are you making it up for a scene or is this your natural desired connection to have with this person? So Malcolm Lovejoy is Addi Stewart, but it also isn’t at times. It’s Malcolm X meets Reverend Lovejoy from the Simpsons.

So what made you want to make that transition from music to porn and do porn as a serious profession? A part of me always wanted to. I’ve loved and respected the sex industry my whole life. I’m older now so I thought, I’m not just going to be a supporter of porn, I’m going to be a physical supporter of porn. Fourteen years ago, I made a song called “Fuck Rap, I Want To Be A Porn Star,” so it’s always been in me. This is just the year that I said, why am I not doing it? I love porn stars, I respect them and I love sexuality. And I got into hip-hop to meet women. I wanted to be a rock star as a kid, because rock stars get women. And then now, I love hip-hop, but I’ve just removed women as the middleman now. Now it’s just me and women with music in the background.

So has the experience so far been what you expected? It has mostly been beautiful. But there’s a lot of eye openers. There’s no manual. They don’t tell men how to be lovers, which is one huge thing I’m going into this doing. I plan on writing books. Getting into it, it’s been fun and surprising. I’ve earned more money in porn in my first year than I have in hip-hop in 10 years. So that’s another eye opener. There’s a lot of weird racism and sexism and weird psychological issues that people have, but they are also none of the typical ones that you expect in porn.

Like what?

You would be surprised. Sometimes women that I work with, I’ve met a few racist women in porn in Toronto. I’ve met a few white guys that are some of the most open-minded, passionate, non-selfish people. I was in a gangbang two days ago with a guy who came in with his wife and she was the most loving, sharing, generous spirit that I had met in quite some time and he’s not like “This is my wife and no one can touch her.” He was more “we’ve been married 10 years and my wife has always had this fantasy and I want anyone here to love and satisfy her with me.” I’ve met some of the coolest white guys in porn. Every day is a wild adventure.

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Has the Toronto hip-hop community accepted your career choice? Is there a difference now that people are beginning to find out that Mindbender is a porn star? Yea, I’m glad you asked that. There’s been no disrespect. There’s been a distant admiration. There’s been a few guys that have reached out and said “I’ve heard you’re doing this, that’s awesome.” There are things floating around. It’s been mostly good. I feel like, if people see my porn, they’ll see that I call it ‘goddess worship’ and I’m really respecting women. It’s not typical pornography. So I think that’s another reason why a lot of the hip-hop community sees it but isn’t really talking to me about it. I am who I am because of it. I don’t call myself the mayor of Toronto but 500 other people call me that. I love it but I don’t approach porn and love making the way that hip-hop does. So don’t think of me as the typical hip-hop porn star. We’re remixing porn.

I’m surprised people, especially the media in Toronto, haven’t contacted you about it. None of them. It drives me nuts. I’m pissed off. You’re actually the first person to interview me about it. I sent a tweet to BlogTO, Toronto Star and The Sun. And it was right after the Ghomeshi scandal. I have a couple dominatrixes. I’ve been a sub. I’ve been a dom. I get my ass whipped constantly. I have a video only right now of me getting dominated by Mistress Thorne, a real Toronto dom. And we have this dickhead Jian Ghomeshi that says he does this and I’m like yo, I’m a real Toronto media personality, I’m a real S&M practitioner and we in the community don’t recognize this guy. We don’t respect him. So I was like “Y’all want to talk to me? I’m Mindbender. Mayor of hip-hop. Ass getting whipped guy. Talk to me about this.” It’s fucked up. From Bill Cosby to Ghomeshi, it’s all fucked up. Now all these icons and celebrities are getting in with this assault shit. I am not cool with it at all and I will vocally take a stand against disrespect to women. That’s my job. That’s my passion. I’m not in it to bust nuts or get money. This is sacred, healthy relationships to teach people how to live better and how to respect each other. I’m not getting into porn and I’m a different guy now. Check my fucking resume. I’ve been in hip-hop for 20 years and have never been rude to any women in hip-hop. This is just an evolution of what I’ve always been doing. I’m going to be more aggressive about it now because the world really needs it. I don’t have any parallels or icons that are alive. Where is Casanova or Romeo Montague and all these dead lovers? Where is the modern romantic man? There’s no examples of healthy romantic men in the world anymore. Fuck it. I’m going to be that guy.

You talk openly about your goddess worship on social media and your ideals of love. But what are your sexual values? Values. I love that word. That’s the most important word in the world. People’s values are what make them move and operate. Or touch or not touch somebody. Every woman is the door to heaven. I see paradise and bliss and beauty, the possibility of hell and the promise of heaven in every woman. I see it in everybody too. But, with sexuality, I actually made a movie last year where I played a bisexual bay street stockbroker. And I have some scenes where I’m fooling around with some guys in there. Not too many people know that and the movie isn’t out yet. Soon, people will see Addi Stewart acting in a bisexual role. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens for me. I use the term hetero-flexible sometimes. Sometimes I say try-sexual, because I will try anything I’m sexually interested in. I’ve explored places that not many men in hip-hop and not many men in western society have publicly. I’m a guy and I’m just exploring boundaries with women and some things with men. I’m mostly a sexual revolutionary. I want to be the face of shameless, fearless, passionate, loving sexuality for pornography and all artistry and definitely for hip-hop. I want people to say “Addi is kind of cool. He has seven lovers. He makes love every day. I want to learn from this guy.”

And it’s interesting that you call your work goddess worship, because I’ve gone to many feminist forums and lectures on porn and how porn and the sex industry is abusive to women. But you are very adamant about your respect for women. So how would you explain how porn can be feminist to those doubters? First, I would have that feminist talk to the other porn star feminists and tell her not to ask me if I’m manipulating the women into the situation. Ask her if she is of age, clear, sober, rationally choosing to be in this space and time to make love to this person and consensually having sex with Malcolm Lovejoy. If they didn’t have a camera and the internet, it would be the same thing that is happening in households around the world. What is the problem? Us publicizing our consensual lovemaking? Is that really a problem? There’s a lot of irrational opposition to sexuality. I genuinely believe that sexual rights are the civil rights of the 21st century. I genuinely believe in every single person doing their own sexual autonomy being like “I’m gay, I’m lesbian, I’m straight, I’m into whipping, I’m into getting my balls stomped, I’m into getting peed on.” Whatever. I’m not going to judge you. You should have the freedom to say it and to find a group of people that’s into it. Every single person should have that freedom. And that’s the core of what Malcolm Lovejoy is fighting for. As a planet, we need to evolve so that people have the right to do things like read and make love and be with the person that people want to be with. You hear about Russia and the anti-gay law around the Olympians. That was a year ago and we’re still dealing with this shit. And the gay shit in Uganda. I am constantly aware. Every single person, I want you to have sexual freedom to do what you want. Every time I read a story about that brilliant girl from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai, tears come to my eyes. She’s my  favorite revolutionary living in the world today.

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So what does a day in the life of a goddess worshipper look like? It gets better every day. I’m usually booked weeks down the road. At the end of 2014, I had lovers booked five days of the week. This is my life. I wake up and think “which lover have I not talked to in a while?” Relationships are like gardens and I’m constantly tending to the flowers. Tomorrow, I have a 60 year old lover. A wonderful woman that I met a nude beach. I’m not a sexist, I’m not a racist and I’m not an ageist. I have a 60 year old lover and we’re going to the AGO tomorrow. And that’s the other thing. I’m a really genuine lover and that’s all I ever want a woman to think. In the life of a goddess worshipper, I have trouble interacting with the world sometimes, because I don’t do anything that anyone else does. I’m always observant. I’m always looking to give. So many people in this world are willing to take. There’s so much taking. Every man wants to take from a woman and as soon as he’s done taking, he discards her and never wants to call her again. I’m just looking to see what I can give to you. I really want to leave a legacy of goddess worship for others.

Where can people see you in action? I’m setting up my mindbenderlovesyou.com website as we speak. Clips4sale, porn4net.com, theartofblowjobs, sensoryfuse.com I don’t have a central place. I felt like 2014 was my demo year. There’s no manuals. It’s just me coming from my heart and just collecting all the networks and numbers and names of people in Toronto porn, because it’s a very small industry here. But it’s real. I was just learning what it’s like to be spanked by 10 objects by a dominatrix, or have my ass eaten out or get my ass whipped and do a solo masturbation scene. I’ll continue to explore, but last year was my demo tape year.

So you’re going hard for 2015… Every sentence in this job is a double and triple entendre. But yeah, I’m going bulletproof rock hard. Like, I want to be the face of porn in Toronto. This is not about my dick, this is how I satisfy my lovers. There’s not enough porn about happy women. I don’t care about the male audience. There’s enough art and entertainment for the male species. I primarily want female fans. I make my stuff for women, because I love women. But my experience with porn has been great. Porn has done more for me and my dreams in nine months than hip-hop has done in my entire life. Porn has been extremely great for me. Actually, professional love making has been great for me. Because porn is an extremely loaded word.

Feature Photo Credit: Shy Alter

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