Model/socialite, Amber Rose, doesn’t do a whole lot of interviews, but when she does, she sure knows how to make em count. The former Philly stripper-turned-celebrity recently addressed a few of the rumors that have followed her, in the cover story for King.
In a Q&A for the magazine’s July/August issue, Rose discusses several topics, including her public perception, how she Wiz Khalifa met over Twitter for business and it evolved into love, and why the “Black and Yellow” rapper is definitely not a downgrade from Kanye West.
Below is an excerpt from the full cover story (courtesy of King-Mag.com), which hits newsstands May 31st:
What do you think is the perception of Amber Rose?
I spoke to people, asking why do I constantly get ridiculed. Is it because I was a stripper?
Well that doesn’t help that perception much.
But they said, “No, people don’t care about that, it’s that they think that you’re with all these men, when you’re not.” I’m only taking that from certain people that I spoke to. Maybe it’s that too, or that I’m very comfortable with my body. I can be topless on Miami Beach, that doesn’t make me a whore. That’s an everyday thing on Miami Beach. It’s just such a big deal because I’m in the public eye.
If you’re cognizant of these things, why go from one public relationship into another one with Wiz Khalifa?
Let’s put it like this, I promised myself that I would never in my life ever again deal with a man in the music industry…ever!
I met him to give him a pair of sunglasses from my company. You know, he’s from PA, I’m from PA—I wanted to look out for him. We exchanged numbers over Twitter…
There’s something to be said about Twitter hookups. Continue.
[Laughs] Yeah, but it was strictly business for me to give him the shades. He calls and tells me he’s in LA and can he come and get the shades. I told him I’m about to go to Runyon and work out and I’ll contact him after. He says he has the day off and I told him he could come to Runyon with me because I’m going by myself. It would be cool to have some company. He said, cool.
You guys connected during that workout session, then?
We hung out, we were friends. That’s when I posted that picture [on Twitter] saying, “me and my little brother Wiz.” ‘Cause I was like, “I’m not dealing with no young rapper.”
So when did that relationship turn into incest?
[Laughs] I chilled with him for two weeks. We didn’t kiss or nothing. Then he left for Pittsburgh and when he left I was so lost without him. He has to come back, I just miss him, and I don’t look at him like a little brother.
Why is that?
He’s just so positive. He’s one of those people that in any situation he can always see the brighter side to something. And he always has a smile on his face, he’s never in a bad mood, he’s super talented and smart, he’s a boss. Just being around him I realized he’s not no little boy like I thought he was. He’s a grown man about his business. His music alone, he’s not in the same circle as those other dudes, he’s on some other shit. So when he left we just talked on the phone constantly and that’s when we realized we were really falling for each other. And I was like when this young boy gets back from Pittsburgh; he is definitely getting some…definitely [laughs].
Points awarded for honesty. Does it make sense to ask who made the first move?
[Laughs] Ah sh**, it was mutual. It was that energy and that feeling, we really fell for each other really hard really fast.
What’s the difference between this relationship with Wiz and your last with Kanye?
The thing of it is…how can I say this without sounding crazy or mean? I’m sorry.
No need to apologize, the floor is yours.
There’s no comparison in personalities. You know when people say how do you go from Kanye to Wiz Khalifa, that’s a downgrade. But the only question I can ask them is: have you ever dated Kanye? Because I have, and believe me, I did not downgrade at all. Not in any aspect, at all.