Cape Town – Amber Rose is the cover star of Cosmopolitan SA’s October issue.
In an exclusive interview at her home in Los Angeles the successful businesswoman shares her frank views on sexism and double standards in Hollywood, and confesses she is too busy for love.
Cover girl! Thank you @cosmopolitan South Africa! It hits news stands tmrw ?? pic.twitter.com/7pBIVWA61C— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) September 13, 2016
Cover girl! Thank you @cosmopolitan South Africa! It hits news stands tmrw ?? pic.twitter.com/7pBIVWA61C
On sexism in the industry
“I run eight businesses, I’m the CEO of my own company, and still I’m called a stripper.
“Channing Tatum was a stripper. He was a stripper just like me, and then he became a professional model, just like I did.
“Then he started doing movies; I started doing movies. He even made a movie about being a stripper! And everyone bought it and they loved it... But if I did that, people would tell me I was disgusting. It’s so ridiculous.”
On double standards
When she’s not being labelled a stripper, she’s being referred to as ‘Kanye’s ex.’ But crediting Kanye for her success is downright insulting.
She told the SA magazine, “Everything I’ve done, I’ve worked hard for. Anyone can have fame, but I’ve started companies. I’ve brought my brand to the next level.
“Nobody did that but me. No-one is going to dim my light.”
The Amber Rose Show
It’s no secret that Amber is one busy woman. On top of the Amber Rose Awareness Festival, running her companies, tearing up the dance floor in Dancing With The Stars and raising her son Sebastian, her chat show, The Amber Rose Show is winning over critics.
It launched in July this year, and audiences can’t get enough of the 32-year-old’s in-your-face honesty about everything from sex to fashion.
“Thank God,” she tells Cosmo. “It’s really hard to pull off a talk show. Most get cancelled very quickly; mine hasn’t been, so I’m very happy about that.”
Too busy for love
When asked if it is really difficult to find a man who isn’t intimidated by her success, Amber answered, “It really is extremely hard. But that’s okay because I’m having a great time being single.
“I don’t have the time to date anyway. Eventually a guy will come along who, you know, will appreciate what I do and love me for who I am, and not try to dumb me down or change me.”
Check out a behind-the-scenes video from Amber's Cosmo SA cover shoot:
(Photographs: Cosmopolitan South Africa/John Russo)
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