You gotta admire Amber Rose.
The woman speaks her mind, battles haters straight on and sticks up for feminist issues that many folks in her community have regularly dismissed.
Now the model, whose reality show The Amber Rose Show debuted last month, speaks to The Daily Beast about her rise to fame and and the detractors who wanted to keep her down.
While once regarded simply as “Kanye West’s girlfriend” (the two dated several years ago), Amber insists that she worked like crazy to get where she is.
“The misconception—and I still hear this seven years later, to this day—is, ‘You’re only famous for Kanye,'” she explained, and confirmed that she understood the reasoning for that in the beginning.
But they’ve both moved on, and Amber affirms that no one can give Kanye credit for her accomplishments today.
“Everything I’ve done since then is my own doing, and I’ve worked my fucking ass off for everything I have,” she said.
Amber is also best friends with Blac Chyna. Both women worked as exotic dancers in the past, and Amber thinks they’ve been judged more harshly than other mainstream celebrities because of it.
“They said a lot of fucked up shit about us,” she lamented.
“The fact that we were dancers as well, people just felt like we’re just users and gold diggers, but we’re very passionate women. We love so hard.”
Chyna, who is pregnant with fiance Rob Kardashian’s baby, has been accused by many of using the reality star for money.
But Amber affirms Chyna and Rob are truly in love and think they make a terrific pair.
“You can’t help who you fall in love with, and in this case it was Rob,” she told the publication.
“It fit perfect with her. They’re great for each other.”