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Over the weekend, Amber Rose held her first SlutWalk in Los Angeles, and during her speech about why she organized the event, she broke down in tears recalling how Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa both slut-shamed her.

Rose’s very public relationship with West was brought back into the public eye earlier this year after he mentioned how he had had to take “30 showers” before starting his relationship with his now-wife. Those comments came after Rose and West’s sister-in-law got into a Twitter argument involving the subject of whores.

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“She’s just soaking in the moment,” West said of Rose. “If Kim had dated me when I wanted, there would be no Amber Rose.” It was after making that comment that he mentioned the 30 showers.

“Unfortunately, I was extremely slut-shamed,” Rose said during her speech at the SlutWalk event. “I was called ‘nothing but a stripper.’ [He said] why would he ever be interested in me, I’m just a bald-head stripper from Philly. I was a gold digger; apparently he had to take 30 showers after being with me. That’s what he said. I guess that just washed all my sexy bald-headedness off of his ass.”

Regarding Rose’s estranged husband, Khalifa also had some shady comments about her once they broke up. But he didn’t air his dirty laundry during an interview; he did it with a song. In Juicy J’s “For Everybody,” Khalifa rapped, “Man, I fell in love with a stripper/Funny thing is I fell back out of love quicker.” 

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Now, this is the same stripper who gave him a son and who was good enough for him to marry.

“In the midst of being hurt—if anyone had been going through a separation, or have ever been divorced, you know there’s a lot of feelings involved and it’s a very difficult time—he went on to make a song saying that he ‘fell in love with a stripper, but fell out of love quicker.’ As you can imagine, him being the love of my life, regardless if we’re going through a separation or not, that was extremely hurtful,” Rose recalled.

Whether or not you like Rose, it’s always interesting how some men take a breakup. They can go from loving on a woman, regardless of her past, to calling her every name in the book when they break up. Talk about sour grapes. And this was one of the points at the core of Rose’s event.

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Rose recounted how she was slut-shamed at the early age of 14 by classmates. And to those not in the know, by the time she was 15, she was already being exploited as an underage stripper. 

Since being in the public eye, Rose has been called every name under the sun. The fact that she hasn’t let that deter her should be commended. But Rose isn’t any different from everyday women. 

God forbid a woman wears a short skirt or revealing clothing—she’s called a slut.

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Don’t let a woman have a sex-positive attitude—she’s called a whore.

At the end of her speech, Rose forgave West for his comments. And she revealed that she had already forgiven Khalifa after he apologized to her. Although he probably should have never talked sideways about his son’s mother and estranged wife, Khalifa definitely showed a sign of maturity in realizing that his comments not only hurt but were unnecessary. 

Rose advised everyone attending the walk to be the bigger person and forgive those who have talked dirty about them. And as she walked off the stage, you could tell that a weight had been lifted off her shoulders.