Amber Rose isn’t afraid to hold her tongue, and on tonight episode of OWN’s newest show It’s Not You, It’s Men she speaks her mind about consent. Rose revealed to the hosts Rev Run and Tyrese that she gets “sexually assaulted constantly,” and proceeded to go toe-to-toe with the male hosts, who suggested that perhaps fans’ willingness to act in such ways is due to the way she presents herself.
“When I walk down the street, people think because I’m famous, or I’m cool and I’m taking pictures, that they can just grab my ass or put their hand under my skirt or, ’Oh Amber, can I come grab your boobs?'” she shared. “Girls do that to me all the time, and it does get like, I love you girls so much, but it does get like, stop grabbing on my boobs constantly and my butt. And guys, too. This is my privacy!”
Rev Run responded by suggesting to Rose that maybe “a representation of what you’re wearing and stuff and seems like, in their mind, what you’re representing.”
His co-host, Tyrese, echoed similar sentiments, telling Amber, “I’m just saying, the comfort-ability some people find in wanting to touch or grope you…it’s an energy that is sent out there that creates that type of response.”
Rose was quick to disagree. “If I’m laying down with a man butt-naked and his condom is on, and I say, ’You know what? No. I don’t wanna do this. I changed my mind.’ That means no. That means f–k no,” she clarified also adding, “It doesn’t matter how far I take it or what I have on, when I say no, it means no.”
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After hearing this, Rev Run responds similar to his previous statement saying, “I’ve just heard a quote that was like, ’Dress how you wanna be addressed…'” but not before Rose cuts him off saying, “Oh, boo. No. That’s not realistic. Stop it.”