Dare we say it? Amber Rose is #TeamKanye. Find out what she said when she weighed in on the Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift drama.
Also, the WNBA has lifted the fines against players who staged a media black out in support of #BlackLivesMatter. Get the deets inside…..
Amber Rose is weighing in on the The Wests vs. Taylor Swift feud.
The kicker? She’s actually taking up for her ex-boyfriend Kanye West. The same Kanye West who dragged and slut shamed her in the media.
The budding actress dished her thoughts about the feud on her late night VH1 talk show on Friday. While she admitted she’s not the biggest fan of Ye (or his wife for that matter), it appears she’s taking his side in his feud with the Pop princess.
“I’m not the biggest fan of Kanye,” Amber started off saying. “But I will say this: I was next to him at the VMAs that year and … I remember the repercussions after that, she revealed after Kanye jumped on stage during the 2009 VMAs to interrupt her acceptance speech.
“I remember Taylor's mother and father coming up to us and saying, 'One day, Kanye, you'll have a daughter and somebody is going to do that to you.’ He was so remorseful. I mean he really felt so bad, because it wasn't about Taylor. It was about Beyoncé and her video ... he didn't want to interrupt Taylor – he didn't even know who she was at the time."
Amber went on to say she knows Kanye and she knows he wouldn’t want to make another huge mistake like he did at the VMAs.
"It was just a very hard time for him,” she recalled. “I watched people say that they did not want to work with him anymore because of it. … I know that Kanye would never ever go through that again by not calling Taylor and say, 'Heads up, I'm about to go write this verse real quick. Just wanted to make sure you're cool with it,’” Rose said. “I know that about Kanye."
Then, she went on to blast him for not calling her up to ask permission to use her likeness in the “Famous” video.
"So, I say all of that to say: Why didn't I get a phone call for using a naked wax figure in your video, Kanye?" I mean, Taylor gets a call but I don't get a call. Please stay the f*ck out of the news so I don't need to talk about your ass anymore."
Check out the clip below:
Amber's show airs on VH1 on Friday nights at 11/10c.
In sports news....
Appreciate our players expressing themselves on matters important to them. Rescinding imposed fines to show them even more support.
— WNBAPrez (@WNBAPrez) July 23, 2016
The WNBA players who refused to have their voices silenced as they stood in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement just copped a major victory.
The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams and players that showed support of police brutality victims by wearing their black warm-up shirts before games. They also staged a media black out, refusing to speak to the media about basketball after their games.
The New York Liberty, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury organizations were fined $5,000 each and each player was fined $500 for the uniform violation. By the way, the normal fine for uniform violations is $200.
WNBA president Lisa Borders released a statement (via ESPN) about withdrawing the fines against the organizations and players:
"While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues," Borders said. "Given that the league will now be suspending play until August 26 for the Olympics, we plan to use this time to work with our players and their union on ways for the players to make their views known to their fans and the public."
She also released a tweet regarding the change (seen above).
"It's a huge win overall," said Fever All-Star Tamika Catchings, who is president of the players' union. "I think more than anything I told [Borders] at times you're going to agree to disagree. With this, I'm really proud of the players standing strong and for utilizing their voices. Change starts with us. We have a social responsibility as well."
Liberty player Tina Charles said she was happy the fines were rescinded but said it was embarrassing to have been fined in the first place.
"The only good thing that came out of it is that the 70 percent of the WNBA that are African-Americans are protected when the jerseys are on. We are united with police officers," she said. "When we take off our jerseys and we are out there, we could be next. "We were able to show our voice. People responding to me said you gained a fan, not because of what I do on the court, but the act I did. We have followers now because of who we are, not what we do."
So proud of them for taking a stand in spite of the repercussions!
Photo: Amber's IG