Amber Rose: Kanye West Nearly Drove Me to Suicide

Amber Rose sat down this week with Complex News, holding nothing at all back when it came to Kanye West, Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian and a number of other personal issues.

Sit down. Get comfortable. And scroll down to learn more about Amber Rose than you previously thought was possible…

First, Amber touched on the period of her life after West released “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” an album on which many songs were written about Rose.

The model, of course, became a mostly household name as the result of her romance with the rapper.

“All that I got from him was fame. I had to just take that L, take that heartbreak on top of it,” she says in this interview, going on more detail about the fallout from their split:

“That is an extreme form of bullying as well, to have such a huge voice to put out an album, to say whatever the fuck you want.”

That’s an interesting take, referring to break-up anthems as “bullying.”

It’s an accusation Taylor Swift has sort of faced in the past as well.

“During that time, it was not a great time for me because I’m famous, I’m broke, I can’t date anybody else, I can’t say anything on the Internet because Kanye has such a voice,” she said, dropping the biggest bombshell of the Q&A next:

“If I was to kill myself, I would have done it during those times.”

YIKES, right?

We’re glad Rose never went down that path.

“I’m the one that has been heartbroken,” Rose said. “I still have never said anything mean about Kanye, this is after six/seven years of constant bullying from him.”

What about their social media feud in January of 2016?

After Kanye called out her son Sebastian, who she shares with ex-husband Wiz Khalifa?

Rose said she had no choice but to speak out then… and she did so in rather epic fashion.

“I could have got a reality show just off the fact that I was his girlfriend,” Rose tells Complex.

“I could have wrote a book just off the fact that I was his girlfriend. I said, ‘You know what? I’m a real ass bitch. I’mma take the high road and work my ass off, and I’m going to get everything I get on my own, so nobody can be like, ‘Yo, I gave her that.'”

Elsewhere, Rose was asked about Rob and Chyna and the revenge porn mess that those two find themselves in after Kardashian snapped a few weeks ago.

Initially, she defended their romance, which many have believed to have been contrived from the beginning.

“They both wanted to have Dream, it wasn’t a mistake,” she said of the romance.

“Chyna was with Rob, she had a baby with him, they both wanted Dream, a beautiful baby. Shit didn’t work out and she opted to leave.

“She did not want to be in that situation anymore, and that made people uncomfortable.”

What advice would she have given Rob after they broke up and then Chyna moved on with another

“Rob should have been a mature adult and had a conversation with Chyna and been like, ‘You know what Chyna, I’m very frustrated, I feel like you used me,'” Amber explained.

“And she could have then said, ‘You know what? I didn’t, I actually cared about you, but I’m not trying to be in this situation with you anymore.”

In conclusion, Rose says of Kardashian:

“He didn’t have to go on the internet and be petty, and now he’s dealing with revenge porn.

“You can’t do shit like that. It’s time to grow up and handle your business properly. You have a kid that’s going to forever see that shit.”

Well, yeah.

But good luck getting that message across to Rob Kardashian.


Jessica Simpson: What Drove Her Away From Nick Lachey?

Earlier this week, Jessica Simpson celebrated her 37th birthday, and she celebrated in pretty much the same way that she markd every other occasion – with a revealing bikini photo.

But Jessica’s bikini selfies aren’t the only reason her … million Instagram followers flock to her page.

Many are there for the the photos of Jess’ husband, children, and idyllic homelife.

The scene she portrays is so serene that it’s enough to make one forget that Jess’ first marriage was messy from start to finish – but also wildly important to the career she built its wake.

Some of out younger readers may not even realize that Jess was an MTV reality star back when the very notion of an MTV reality star was confusing to some and repugnant to others.

While the network was still struggling to find its identity in an age in which music videos could be watched on demand on the Internet, it experimented with the idea of celebrity-focused reality television.

The most famous of these experiments, The Osbournes, had critics up in arms at the time, but is now credited as – for better or worse – a pioneering series in a brand new genre.

Another, which aired around the same time, also found an unexpctedly large audience, but has become something of a footnote in 2017.

As its title suggests, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica focused on young, recently married pop stars Jessica Cimpson and Nick Lachey.

Like The Osbournes, the show was basically intended to serve as an unscripted family sitcom.

And at first, Jessica’s amusing malapropisms and difficulty understanding simple concepts (her belief that tuna was made of chicken remains a classic), but producers had difficulty hiding a darker undcurrent in the Simpson-Lachey household.

In a new interview with Complex magazine, producers open for the first time about realizing Nick and Jessica’s marriage wasn’t as picture perfect as it appeared from the outside.

“You could feel there was tension between the two of them. They were very different people,” producer producer Sue Kolinsky recalls.

“He was a blue collar guy—he did a lot of things himself, like he and his brother would build things,” Kplinsky says of Lachey. “He was frugal, and she had excessive taste.”

“In the end they weren’t suited for each other. The only thing they really had in common was their music.”

Kolinsky adds that the constant presence of Jessica’s controversial father, Joe Simpson, was also a factor in the couple’s early difficulties:

“She was really young; I think he’s seven years older than her. He wanted a family, and her father thought maybe she was too young. Her father was very involved in her life. “

Simpson and Lachey wound up separating after just three years together, and both released confessional breakup albums shortly thereafter.

The whole thing was enough to leave fans wondering if the marriage had been a publicity stunt.

But Kolinksy says the show was actually far less scripted than most reality shows.

She says believes that Nick and Jessica were really in love, and may have moved too quickly as a result of thier youth.

She also notes, that Jessica’s “dumb blonde routine” was “definitely not an act.”

These days, Jessica and Nick are both married, with families of their own, and while they reportedly have no contact with one another, it seems they’ve both found happy endings.

Just not the ones they would’ve imagined back when Newlyweds premiered in the those heady early days of reality TV.