Unless you’ve been living under a rock you are probably aware of the Kanye and Wiz thing. First of all, who actually cares what Kanye does and doesn’t like past giggling at a few memes on your way to work? Can we just get an album please cause what’s in a name, that which we call a rose and all that….Second of all, let’s take a minute to look at how Amber Rose got dragged into this PR stunt/ Twitter tantrum out of damn near nowhere.
As much as I laughed at a dramatic reading of Kanye’s twitter rant in a team meeting, it’s disgusting that yet again Amber Rose is summoned back into cultural conversation by the powers of Ye as a piece of property and a punchline. A weeeak one at that. Remember when Kanye made a joke about having to shower 30 times before moving onto Kim? Kim K who has never ever capitalized on her body of course….Excuse me Yeezus, but you can compliment Wiz fucking Khalifa on his skinny jeans but you can’t spare your once-upon-a-time- muse some compassion? Admittedly I didn’t really pay much attention to Rose outside of being Kanye’s muse a few years ago and the odd viral twerking video. Still, regardless of what your opinion on Amber Rose may be, calling her out for being an ex-stripper is so tired. Calling her out even if she was still a stripper is so tired.
So, Amber Rose is BAE of the week because she SHUT IT DOWN with 6 words, no spaces, neatly wrapped together with a hashtag: #FINGERSINTHEBOOTYASSBITCH. Kanye was left a blubbering/tweeting mess and probably retreated back to his drawing board, tears in his eyes, to think of yet another album title. But that’s really just the cherry on the top because Amber Rose has relentlessly taken all of the slut shaming hurled her way and used it to hold a mirror up to society’s sexual double standards, changing the narrative surrounding her career and proving herself a force to be reckoned with in the process. Check out her walk of NO shame here and open letter re: giving zero fucks in Time Magazine here.
This woman has taken aaaalll of that shade and is now basking in her own little oasis of empowerment, in a world where keyboard warriors and double standards are well and truly thriving. And if there isn’t a life lesson in that, well I’ll be damned. Someone give this lady a Ted Talk.