Amber Rose Reveals Her Family Didn't Attend Wedding Because Wiz Khalifa Is Black

Says relatives feel "more superior" than African-Americans.

Amber Rose revealed a dark family secret in Bill Duke's documentary Light Girls, the filmmaker's follow-up to his exploration of colorism, Dark Girls. Rose, one of several celebs featured in the film, says that some of her family didn’t attend her wedding to Wiz Khalifa because she married a Black man. 
Rose, who is Creole, Portuguese and Italian, explained that some of her older family members still have a bias against dark-skinned people and feel their light skin makes them "better."
“With my family, they feel like they’re more superior or better than an African American because we’re Creole and we have culture, and that’s something I battle with most of my life," she explains. “It’s more of the older people in my family. I feel like that’s why my father is white.”
Rose went on to say that the fact that so many of her family members wouldn't support her relationship still hurts her to this day. “It’s such a sensitive subject that it’s hard to explain yourself without sounding mean or bitter or angry, but I am,” she shared (Rose and Khalifa separated last year). “I’m angry that my family is like that and they want to pass so bad that they raise my mom and my uncles and my aunts to not fully know their culture.”
She added, “Our younger generation, we’ve embraced it so much."
The model joins India.ArieDiahann CarrollRaven-Symoné — who revealed that she once tanned "three to four times a week" to darken her skin — and other celebs in the documentary, which will air on OWN.

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