Amber Rose provoked a firestorm of controversy after she made comments that seemed to disparage Philadelphia women. The 33-year-old video model, who grew up in Philly's impoverished south side, said Philadelphia women weren't "blessed with beauty" like she was.
Rose made the comments two weeks ago during a Podcast interview on "Drink Champs", hosted by rapper N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN.
"I grew up in a very poor neighborhood. A lot of the people where I'm from aren't traditionally attractive people and for me being blessed with beauty. It's a blessing and a curse," Amber said. "To grow up in such an area and be blessed with beauty was very difficult for me. I never felt like I belonged there."
The public backlash on social media was swift. Many users reminded Amber that she is not the same "beauty" who graced red carpets with ex-boyfriend Kanye West back in 2009.
Rose took to Snapchat and Instagram.com to apologize profusely for offending Philadelphians. The socialite, who sipped alcohol throughout the Podcast interview, admitted she was tipsy.
"I find beauty in everyone. I think everyone is beautiful… Unfortunately it's not easy doing interviews, and you know, always saying things the way you really want to articulate. It's like kinda when you send a text message to someone, and they're like 'why do you have a attitude?', and you're like, 'I don't have a attitude. I just watched a clip and I'm cringing because I'm so not that girl."
Watch the full 'Drink Champs' interview below
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