Last month Amber Rose spoke openly on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club about the relationship between her best-friend’s ex, Tyga, and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.
“That’s ridiculous. [Tyga] should be ashamed of himself. For sure. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old who just turned 17,” Rose said.
Kylie’s older sister Khloe Kardashian took up for Kylie on Twitter, and that’s when all hell broke loose. Rose and Kardashian went back and forth, with Kardashian pretty much calling Rose a slut.
“‘I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,’ Amber Rose told Foxx. Please don’t worry about my sister who has a career & her [s–t] together at only 17,” Khloe, 30, wrote. “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Rose tried to clear the air about her Twitter feud and promoted her SlutWalk, which is to take place in Los Angeles this summer.
“I could have totally minded my own business when it came to her sister,” Rose said. “But, me being a dancer at such a young age, dealing with older men, gave me the humility and knowledge to speak on such a subject. [But] I can understand why it came across the wrong way to her. I get it. But that’s a phone call she could have had with me.”
Since her breakup with Kanye West and her marriage to Wiz Khalifa, Rose has had tons of negativity directed toward her on social media and offline, even from West himself.
Rose said her motivation for the SlutWalk came about after West shamed her during an interview, saying he had had to take 30 showers before his current wife would be with him.
“We were happy when we were together! And now all of the sudden, I’m getting slut-shamed because we’re not together anymore, and it’s not fair,” Rose stated.
Rose has set out on a mission to end slut shaming for all women with an organized SlutWalk.
“I deal with it every day. I deal with it via social media. People out on the street. They don’t quite understand why I post what I post and how I speak on social media,” Rose said, adding that slut shaming hurts all women. “I’m sick of it, and I’m here for my girls, and we’re gonna do the #AmberRoseSlutWalk this summer and it’s gonna be awesome.”
SlutWalks began in Toronto as a way for participants to protest against others’ explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman’s appearance. The marches are mainly attended by women and some dress as “sluts,” in revealing attire.
Although Rose has dealt with the drama surrounding the Kardashians, she says she doesn’t harbor any ill will toward them. “[Khloe] didn’t have to tweet 11 times and try to humiliate me, when the only reason why these girls have careers is because their older sister had a little fun on tape. Let’s be realistic,” Rose said.
Rose never lied, and she’s not even mad that it’s how that family became famous.
“Which I never, ever hated on,” she added. “I’m all for a woman making something out of nothing. You know what I mean? If you can do something and bring your entire family on and make millions of dollars, that’s dope to me. I love that.”