Commentary: Why No One Should Mess With Amber Rose

Amber Rose, Khloe Kardashian

Commentary: Why No One Should Mess With Amber Rose

That means you, too, Khloe Kardashanian

Published February 17, 2015

If Amber Rose had wanted to take pity on Khloe Kardashian, she could have tweeted one of these to her: “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” or “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” or even “Don’t start none, won’t be none.”

Now, granted, Rose had been the one who had started things when she did a radio interview. The backstory: Kanye’s ex is Amber Rose whose bestie is Blac Chyna, who used to be engaged to Tyga. Now he is reportedly dating the youngest Kardashian, barely legal little Kylie. Which led Rose to say on-air, “She's a baby. She needs to go to bed at seven o'clock and relax. That's ridiculous. He should be ashamed of himself — that's how I feel, for sure. I ain't speakin' to them. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old that just turned 17. Like, nah." 

Was she talking about Kylie, arguably a child, on the radio? Yes…but not really. In truth, she was talking about Tyga and the shame she believes he should be feeling. But Kylie’s sister Khloe didn’t hear it that way, so she attempted to make Amber feel some shame, tweeting: “I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,” Amber Rose told Foxx. Please don't worry about my sister who has a career…”

Hear that sound? It is the noise of tires everywhere screeching to a halt because everyone knew Khloe was in for it after that. Not only is it never wise to defend one woman by slamming the sexual choices of another. BUT if you are going to go down that road, look through your family’s home movie collection first. If one is marked “Ray J” shhhhhhh. Otherwise, Amber Rose can tweet this: “I'll be that lil whore to support my family like ur older sister is a whore 2 support hers." 

Then she can release a meme that shows three photos of Kanye smirking and the caption: “When ur sister in law calls out ur ex for being a stripper…But ur wife has a sex tape.”

What does this tell us? A few things. One, Amber Rose truly doesn’t give a damn. She is not beholden to a network, a music label or any corporate sponsor to play nice with the Kardashians. And two, Khloe should hush it up unless she wants dirty laundry re-aired. And three, women from South Philly can take down famous sisters from Calabasas any time they want. 

Most importantly, though, this feud—which is about as mature as middle school—is why Twitter is not the place to argue. It is an all-too-permanent way to remind the world that your under-eighteen-year-old sibling is dating a grown man. It is a messy look for people who call themselves adults. It is a terrible, though amusing, use of Photoshop to once again recall why we ever even knew who Kim Kardashian was. Also, though, it is a reminder that women should not call each other sluts or whores, as the rest of the world is all too eager to throw that word at all of us. They don’t need us to help them hurl it.

The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of BET Networks.



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Written by BET-Staff

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