Amber Rose recalls how ex 'ripped' her clothes off and assaulted her: Stripper to activist, a look at her journey
Amber did not reveal the identity of the man who did this to her but used her story to discuss the importance of sexual consent in a relationship
SlutWalk Festival LA founder Amber Rose is a bold woman and has never shied away from calling a spade a spade. Now, giving fans a glimpse into her personal life, the former model and actress, during her appearance at Jada Pinkett Smith's ‘Red Table Talk’, opened up about an unfortunate incident in her life. As reported, by AceShowbiz, the 36-year-old celebrity spoke about being raped by a boyfriend when she told him she wanted to end their relationship.
She said, “He ripped my clothes off, I felt icky, I felt gross, I felt I was taken advantage of. It was terrible. Then he went downstairs and had breakfast, like he didn't do anything.” Rose continued, “The gray area in that situation is, I had sex with him so many times within these two years, I didn't fully understand what had happened but I know what I felt like after.”
Rose, the mother of two sons, also shared how she made sure her seven-year-old son is aware of boundaries and always showed respect to women. She said, “He's very curious now and now he's like, 'Mom, you got a jiggly butt,' and he'll come behind me and jiggly my butt and I'm like, 'Sebastian, I know you're playing and I know you love me and I'm your mom, but that's your private area’.” She added, “And I tell him, with other girls … because when he goes to his dad's house - his dad's a rapper, there's a different dynamic over there, Wiz and I coparent very well, but it's different at my house. So I have conversations with him like, 'When you go to your dad's house, when you're at school, you don't touch these girls inappropriately. You don't touch them at all, period.”
Amber Rose’s journey till now
In the past, Amber has dated Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, 21 Savage, and others. She is currently in a relationship with music industry executive Alexander "AE" Edwards, with who she has a baby.
According to a 2017 Elle article, she had to face hardships growing up. She started stripping at the age of 15 under the name of 'Paris' to help out while her parents went through the divorce. She came into the spotlight when she started dating rapper Kanye West. They dated from 2008 to 2010 and she says the breakup was an important time in her life. As reported by Elle, spoke on Complex's show Everyday Struggle and said, “I could've got a reality show just off the fact that I was his girlfriend, I could've wrote a book just off the fact that I was his girlfriend…But I'm a real a**b****, I'm gonna take the high road, I'm gon' work my ass off, and I'm gonna get everything that I'm gonna get on my own, so nobody can be like, 'Yo I gave her that’.”
While everyone only piled on her for being Kanye's girlfriend, she went and created a brand for herself, even successfully leveraging a book deal, a clothes line as well as acting jobs, "The only thing that I got from him was fame, and fame don't get you no f***ing money, period," she told Elle reflecting on the struggles of early fame and breaking up.
And then you have her marriage to Wiz Khalifa — they divorced in 2016, he is the father of her son, Sebastian. They originally began their romance in early 2011.
In 2015, she led the LA based SlutWalk to honor women who have been judged and humiliated for their sexual behavior. It was inspired by the 2014 Toronto SlutWalk. In a 2017 interview with Huffington Post, she was asked what did she learn about the power of women since she began her journey with SlutWalk, she had said, “I’ve learned that a lot of men will try to tear you down. If you were in or going toward a higher position, trust me, they will tell you you are not good enough, you are not capable enough, you’re not smart enough.” She added, “They’ve done that to me. “You’re a stripper, you’re an airhead, you’re not capable. You’re just some rapper’s girlfriend. You don’t have talent, you can’t possibly pull this off.” And I did and I refuse to let anyone bring me down and tell me I can’t do anything. If anything, it fuels the fire inside of me to make me go harder.”
Whether it’s through her SlutWalks or the Amber Rose Foundation, an organization dedicated to driving the conversation about gender inequality and issues of injustice pushing against the status quo; it has been her mission to raise awareness of hypocrisy when it comes to how women are viewed in society.