Amber Rose: Kim Kardashian and I Will Not Be 'the Best of Friends,' But We 'Accept Each Other'
By Rachel McRady
Just because you take a selfie together doesn’t mean you’re best friends! Amber Rose set the record straight about her relationship with Kim Kardashian in a new interview with The Daily Beast. The outspoken TV personality and activist admitted that though she and Kardashian have been friendly as of late, they’re not exactly friends.
“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,” Rose said. “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 s**t 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.”
Rose, who dated rapper Kanye West before has had some ugly online feuds with the now-married pair, some of which have involved other members of the Kardashian’s famous family. But recently the ladies have put their differences behind them. In February, Kardashian posed for a selfie with Rose following a heated Twitter battle between her and West.
"I don't know u well but I saw u speak about slut shaming and as u know I'm an activist feminist so it spoke to me," Rose wrote in an Instagram post. "Being Slut shamed and ridiculed is not fun, it's hurtful and mean. Us women deal with it every day, and I'm happy u can speak openly on this now, because if anyone knows what it's like to be Slut Shamed it's u! Live it Kim! Make a difference and speak on it! Not only when it's convenient for u, but when u can help others."
In her sit-down with The Daily Beast, Rose also touched on how society views her past as a stripper, claiming she faces more scrutiny than men would in her position.
“No one gives a f**k that Channing Tatum was a stripper,” she said of the Magic Mike XXL star. “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.”
She added that other women, like Beyonce, who may dress provocatively aren’t subjected to the same treatment as herself and Kardashian due to their talents.
“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,” Rose said.