Amber Rose has been forced to explain the meaning of sexual consent in a new interview with Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run.
The model and activist, who was appearing as a guest on the It’s Not You, It’s Men show last Saturday, began the controversial chat by speaking out about her experiences with sexual assault. “I get sexually assaulted constantly,” she revealed. “When I walk down the street, people think, because I’m famous or I’m cool and I’m taking pictures, that they can just grab my ass or put their hand under my skirt or, ‘Oh, Amber, can I come grab your boobs?’”
Things then took a shameful turn when Gibson and Rev Run (of Run DMC fame) bizarrely began to justify this behaviour, insinuating that much of the unwanted attention Rose received was down to the way she dressed. According to Gibson, the model was probably welcoming all the assaults because of the “energy” she was “sending out”.
“No,” Rose responded. “If I’m laying down with a man butt-naked and his condom is on, and I say, ‘You know what? No. I don’t wanna do this. I changed my mind,’ that means no. That means, ‘Fuck, no.’ It doesn’t matter how far I take it or what I have on, when I say no, it means no.”
“If I want to wear a short skirt or a tank top and I’m at the club and I’m having fun with my friends and I feel sexy, I’m not DTF (down to fuck),” she continued. “I’m not even looking at you. I don’t even want to have sex with you. I didn’t come here to have sex. I didn’t come here to hook up with nobody, I came out here with my girls and I just feel pretty. I’m not asking for nothing.”
Sadly, it’s not the first time Rose has been forced to take a stand against slut-shamers. Since being slated (repeatedly) by exes Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West for having previously worked as a stripper, the star has staged her very own Slutwalk and penned a candid essay on sexism for Time. “People would actually say things like, ‘Who would ever love you? You were a stripper. Why are you in relationships?’” she confessed in the piece. “And I used to feel like I had to explain that maybe it was because I’m a good person.”
Watch a clip from the It’s Not You, It’s Men interview below: