Socialite Amber Rose, who was made famous by ex-boyfriend Kanye West, sat down for an in-depth interview with The Daily Beast blog at SXSW to discuss Kanye, slut-shaming, why she’s supporting Hillary Clinton for president, Kim Kardashian, and more.
On Kanye West not getting over her:
“He went to my hometown and said, ‘I want to thank the City of Philadelphia for the beautiful person I wrote this song for. And then it’s just like, I don’t understand it! But you know what, it’s not for me to understand. I’ve been married, had a baby, and it’s been fuckin’ five years. Get over it.”
On the Internet creating beef with her and Kim Kardashian:
“The thing is, me and Kim will probably — I won’t say we’ll never be friends, but we accept each other for who we are, and that’s the most important thing as women. I don’t get along with her husband — I don’t think we’ll ever be the best of friends — but it’s good that we understand who we both are, got all that shit out on the table, and can just move on with our lives knowing that the Internet is mostly what gave us the beef we had. We didn’t naturally have any beef with each other, the Internet just naturally instigated everything. So we got it all out and it’s all good now.”
On the media “slut shaming” her and Kim Kardashian:
“It’s bullshit, and this is the thing: They come at me and Kim so hard because I was a stripper and she had a sex tape. So if we could sing, it would be OK if we were on stage half-naked. We all love Beyoncé, but she’s on stage half-naked and twerking all the time, yet people say, oh, she has talent so she’s able to do that. We don’t have the talent that Beyoncé has, so we get criticized as former sex workers, but at the end of the day we’re just women — we’re all women — and we should all embrace each other. No one is greater.
We’re all the same. So, to criticize us as incapable of being smart businesswomen because Kim has a reality show and I’m a socialite and we don’t sing is stupid. No one gives a fuck that Channing Tatum was a stripper. He’s an established actor who’s at the Vanity Fair parties and the Oscars, but for me, no matter how far I go in my life, I see these stories that keep referring to me as a ‘former stripper.’ No one says ‘former stripper’ about Channing Tatum, or ‘former McDonald’s worker’ about Brad Pitt. No one does that to men. And furthermore, if a man was to post a semi-nude selfie in the mirror — like The Game, for example — everyone is like, damn, you’ve got a big dick, or damn, you’ve got a nice body. Nobody says, damn, Kim had a fuckin’ baby and that bitch looks bangin’ as fuck! Nobody says that! They just criticize her because she’s a mom.”
On why she’s voting for Hillary Clinton:
“I can’t fuckin’ wait! I’m so excited,” she exclaims. “I’m voting for Hillary, I don’t give a fuck. I love her, and always have. I feel like this is her time to just shit on everybody and be the powerful woman that she is. And I’m leaving the United States if [Trump] is elected,” she adds, with a chuckle. “Fuck it! I’m moving to Canada. It’s over.”