Mia Khalifa rose to prominence recently after being declared the No. 1 most searched adult film star in PornHub. This is quite a feat, considering that Khalifa is just starting her career in the adult film industry. Mia Khalifa has been the subject of countless articles, and she even drew the ire of her native country of Lebanon because of her career choice. However, Mia Khalifa is on top of the world right now, and celebrities are starting to take notice. In an interview with CBS Miami 560 WQAM, Khalifa revealed that a certain celebrity, whose name rhymes with “rake,” has been contacting her on Instagram.
According to Mia Khalifa, the celebrity (who is rumored to be Drake) sent her a half-naked photo via Instagram’s direct messaging system.
“It was flattering, but his intentions were obviously clear… It was so cringe-worthy. The whole thing was cringe-worthy.”
The host then asked if Drake sent her photos “that was just him lying on the bed shirtless kind of like sad looking,” and the 21-year-old adult actress replied, “Halfway there.”
Mia Khalifa was born in Lebanon but she moved to the United States with her family back in 2000. She graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. She started her career in adult films after a customer at the local fast food restaurant she was working at asked her if she was interested.
She got married at 18 years old, and is now living in Miami, Florida. According to Mia Khalifa, her parents disowned her after they found out that she was working as an adult actress.
Several Beirut-based newspapers also denounced Khalifa, claiming that her career choice brings shame to her heritage. She even received death threats. Mia Khalifa is known to openly speak out against her detractors. Khalifa admitted that some of the messages were hard for her.
“According to her, the hardest ones were the ones ‘that tell me I am a disgrace to my country and that I should kill myself. She added, ‘Hearing that my home country hates me stings more than anything else.’ “
“What I once boasted to people as being the most Westernized-nation in the Middle East, I now see as devastatingly archaic and oppressed,” Khalifa once said.
“Women’s rights in Lebanon are a long way from being taken seriously. If a Lebanese-American porn star that no longer resides there can cause such an uproar.”