Amber Rose was counting the coins this past weekend in Austin for SXSW in preparation of her new 3D character! The social activist also had the opportunity of sitting down with The Daily Beast to shed a little bit of light on what’s been going on in her life.
As we all know, Amber and Kanye West got into it on Twitter over some petty foolery not to long ago, but then a couple of days later…Kim Kardashian and Amber took to Instagram and posted selfies with each other like they’ve known each other since grade school; It had all of us confused! Well, she addressed the Kim K feud and how she has moved past it.
“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.” She continues, “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.”
Amber also got the opportunity to address how the media portrays men and women and why she hates always constantly being reminded of her stripper past.
“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..”
Now when we normally hear of double standard, it’s primarily between women and men, but Amber enlightens people how there is a double standard between women as well.
She explains, “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, but 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.”
Amber just wants to be taken seriously in the industry, despite her past. A lot of people make it to the top and don’t speak on how they got there, but instead, Amber embraces her stripper past and doesn’t apologize for it and continues to make a name for herself.
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