Just to clarify, I’m published by some of the largest publishers in the world. “Confessions Of A Video Vixen” was published by Harper Collins, there’s no way in the world any of these companies would allow anyone to say something unless it’s true.
All of my books go through a process with an attorney. I think that’s common sense. I would have been sued if anything I said would have proven to be false, I would be sued, my company would have been sued. I think that’s common sense but common sense is not widely accessible.
HipHopWired: What is the biggest difference between yourself Karrine Steffans and the vixen?
Karrine Steffans: The vixen is very shocking; she says things in person to shock people. In that character I love to aggravate people. I love the psychology of saying something and watching it spin. Like with that one video I found it so interesting how psychologically you could not say something but people hear something completely different. The vixen taunts, she tests the wits of people and their intelligence. When that video came out it was like the sky was falling. People couldn’t believe that something isn’t real.
For me as a person I don’t talk much. The reason you don’t see me when I’m not promoting is because it’s not my personality. I have very tight knit circle of friends and family, and that’s how I am. I don’t talk much. I’m a writer in a very old fashioned sense, too much noise bothers me. I don’t leave my house much. You’ll see the vixen out doing stuff because I have to. I’m promoting something. I’m the complete opposite of the character in those books.
HipHopWired: In your new book “Satisfaction” we’re not getting the vixen are we? It’s just you, Karrine Steffans.
Karrine Steffans: “Satisfaction” is a complicated project. “Satisfaction” was the brainchild of my editor, and it’s not something I would have ever done. She turned down all my ideas. This is why I’m happy to step away from publishing. “Confessions” [Of A Video Vixen] was something that a publisher wanted to do, “Diary” [Of A Video Vixen] was something that a publisher wanted to do. “The Vixen Manual” was the only one I wanted to do, I started writing that in 2004. “Satisfaction” wasn’t my idea, I would have never written this book. It’s wall to wall sex. I don’t’ even have sex that much to be sitting around writing about it all day. I looked at a blank page for six months, to me it was just not a good idea. Not for me. I had a lot of help with this book because it’s not something I’m interested in frankly.
Sex is not a big part of my life. It took forever with this book, It was like the project from hell. I didn’t research it, I had researchers research it because I don’t care. I can’t connect with “Satisfaction” it took a team of people to get this book together. Most of my books are written in 30 to 60 days, this one took two years. The vixen is not in this book and neither is Karrine. This is not my book, this is my editor’s book.
HipHopWired: So basically your name’s just on it.