Amber Rose dated Kanye West for several years, but they’ve been broken up for something like… seven years. Still, he makes references to her in interviews, and she does the same. I think Kanye truly loved Amber, honestly. Maybe he truly loves Kim Kardashian, but there was something special about Amber, and I sometimes get the feeling that he’s slightly hung up on her. Anyway, Amber Rose recently sat down with The Fallen State to talk about this year’s SlutWalk and other stuff. She was asked about Kanye and I thought her answer was fascinating:
“When I first seen Trump on the podium or running for president, I was like, oh my God, that is Kanye in a white man’s body. I really felt like they have the same personality. Like, completely the same personality.” Rose added that she hopes ‘Ye’s support of Trump has a good motive “I would like to think Kanye met with Trump. And Trump said, ‘Look, I seen these people, I knew they were going to vote for me. And I used them to get elected. And I can’t tell nobody that ’cause I want to get a second term. But now that I’m in office, I really want to make a change.’ Kanye can’t snitch on him, he can’t snitch on himself. Maybe he’s thinking of the greater good Trump can do for the country.”
I think it speaks well of Amber that she still wants to give people like Kanye and Bigly Trump the benefit of the doubt. That being said, she’s wrong. Trump doesn’t want to make a change, and Kanye and Bigly are only alike in that they are both tantrum-prone toddlers. Speaking of, Wendy Williams also chimed in on the Kanye-is-Deplorable story during the Vulture Festival. Here’s some of what Wendy said:
When Kanye West was brought up, Wendy Williams said the rapper is “in the throes,” but that she wishes him well. “I think that mental illness is something that is so real. A lot of people in jail right now, if they could’ve just gotten through some mental illness counseling, [wouldn’t be incarcerated],” Williams said. “As long as I’m here and you’re listening, I will tell you I feel very, very bad for Kanye West. His father is nowhere in the picture, his mom passed away trying to beautify herself to be a stage mom. I’m not going to talk about his wife, his family, or anything like that. But what I will tell you is that he’s not well. That is the very foundation of everything he says. He’s not well. I wish him well.”
Wendy has been very critical of Kanye in the past, but she’s been especially critical of Kim Kardashian and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan for not properly supporting Kanye when he’s in the midst of a breakdown. Personally, I think Kim does what she can – she’s looking after three children, and she shouldn’t have to “look after” Kanye like a child. That being said, I think Wendy is right, morseo than Amber: what we’re looking at is a man struggling with mental illness, not some kind of high-minded commentary on politics and culture.
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