During a recent interview with The Watchtower for basics and sorority girls (aka Cosmopolitan), Amazonian Snu-Snu stripper goddess Amber Rose spoke about that time she was a stripper. For those of you thinking “Wait, she’s not still a stripper?” – no, Amber Rose isn’t a stripper anymore. She’s a professional sexy lady who wears stripper clothes, and that’s a totally different thing. But she was once a stripper, and she’d like to talk about those times. Sadly, she doesn’t also rip a fat word fart in Khloe Kardashian’s direction, like the last time she talked about stripping. But she does sort of throw a little subtle shade Kanye West’s way, so there’s that. Amber Rose truly knows what the people want.
On stripping for the first time at 15: “I was very, very young. I did it and I was like, ‘Oh, hell no, I cannot do this.’ I was a kid. I think I was still a virgin at the time. Being onstage with my boobs out, it was like, ‘Oh my god, this is not for me.'”
On how thinking about the seven years she spent stripping (from 18 to 25) gives her a case of the misty eyes: “That was the best time of my life! Oh my god, I had so much fun. I really did. All the girls were really cool. The guys weren’t allowed to touch you. I was never sexually assaulted or [anything]. I was young, beautiful, I was onstage, I wasn’t really ashamed of my body. I made lifelong friends.”
On how we can always thank Kanye West for making Amber Rose happen: “I never wanted to be famous. I didn’t ask for that. I didn’t even say anything for years. The world can’t be mad at me because people took a liking to my look. No one even knew what my voice sounded like!”
On how she finally realized that being with guys who called the all shots in the relationship (“Why are you looking at me?” said Kanye) wasn’t her thing: “I was always about girl power, but I didn’t quite get it because I did always feel like I had to be completely submissive to a man. I was always very unhappy doing that. I think I needed time to grow up. You get to a certain point in your life where you really find out who you are, and sometimes that happens when you’re 25, but for me, it was 31. I didn’t quite know that before. I guess social media did help create the feminist monster that I’ve become.”
On being shameless: “I think the turning point was when I just stopped giving a fuck about what people say. One day, I just woke up and I was like, ‘You know what? I can’t sit around and stress anymore about the Internet and what people say about me. I just gotta do me.'”
I’m sure Kanye’s current My Size Barbie Kim Kardashian read Amber Rose’s interview – or at least had someone smart, like North West, read it to her – and was like “OMG what is she even talking about? Being completely submissive to a man? Who does that? Ugh, whatever. Time to see what Kanye has picked out for me to wear and say today.“