The weird Amber Rose/Kim Kardashian feud over whether Kim hooked up with Kanye West no longer seems to be about Amber “getting it off her chest” and more about the model-turned-singer promoting her new single, “Fame.” It’s suspicious timing because Amber calling Kim a “homewrecker” plays into a larger narrative about the perils of fame; as Amber explained, “The song represents the ups and downs of fame and lets people know that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.”
To recap: Last week, Amber said that not only did Kim break up her and Kanye, but Kim was openly dating Reggie Bush at the time of the affair. “She was sending pictures, and I was like, ‘Kim, just stop. Don’t be that person,’” Amber told Star. “I thought at least she’d be woman enough to respond to me. She never responded.”
But Amber appears to have had a change of heart this week, because she told TMZ that she regrets lashing out at Kim — who never responded — like that. Insisting that she’s not a mean-spirited person, Amber said, “I actually feel bad that I called [Kim] a homewrecker… ’cause that was kind of mean. I forgive her… and I forgive Kanye too… it’s not a big deal, you know.”
That’s an unexpectedly mature and clean-cut way to stitch up the beginnings of a Hollywood feud, which is why we think the whole reveal was carefully planned to correlate with Amber’s release of “Fame.” Sure, the trope of fame not being all it’s cracked up to be is fairly common, but consider these tweets from when Amber first accused Kim:
I know there has been a lot of rumors circulating the internet today. After being asked the same questions over and over in every interview for so long i had to be honest and get this off my chest … I don’t lie, i don’t embellish I’m not trying to hurt anyone just setting the record straight. #FAME is a Crazy thing But I’m so thankful…
All of her subsequent tweets have the #FAME hashtag, which is now synonymous with the Kim/Kanye debacle. It’s a smart move, but not the most subtle one. It seems like this was all planned to start a week before her single drops, and to wrap up now that everyone’s talking about the other “Fame.”
However, Amber maintains that the experience led her over to her true love (and collaborator), Wiz Khalifa: “I want to thank her,” she admitted when all this blew up. “Because if she was never a homewrecker, then I never would have met Wiz, and I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now.” You mean, you wouldn’t have a hit single right now.