Amber Rose has grabbed countless headlines in 2015, from her rumor-to-confirmed romantic relationship with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, to rumors of her getting her own reality show with bestie Blac Chyna. Now Amber Rose, a former stripper, can now officially add acting to her resume, as she will be making a special guest appearance on Wednesday night’s episode of Black-ish, according to People.
The ABC comedy is currently in the middle of Season 2, and has received mostly positive reviews, with its lead actor, Anthony Anderson, being nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and won an NAACP Image Award. Amber Rose will be tapping into her acting talents to portray an ex-lover of the character of Charlie (played by Deon Cole). The Johnson children assist Charlie in preparing for his first date with Dominique, Rose’s character. In an attempt to look classy and distinguished, he dresses in all white, white pants and turtleneck. However, his reaction when he opens the front door to greet Dominique is anything but classy. As Rose’s character stands with all of the confidence in the world, Charlie can only reply, “Thank you, Jesus.”
The premiere of Season 2 on September 23, 2015, brought in seven million viewers. Amber Rose was excited to share news of her acting debut on her social media to all of her diehard fans. But while this is Amber Rose’s first official acting role, the fashion designer and author has had plenty of practice in front of a camera. Aside from the modeling, she has appeared in the music video for her ex, Wiz Khalifa’s “No Sleep,” as well as Ludacris’ “What Them Girls Like,” Nicki Minaj’s “Massive Attack,” Young Jeezy’s “Vacation,” and Fabolous’ “You Be Killin’ Em.”
In addition to what will most likely be a successful acting career, Amber Rose officially became an author in October of 2015, when her first book, How To Be A Bad B*tch, was released. It serves as an edgy, yet accessible, guide to love, life, and success from the pop culture personality. Rose has been receiving criticism and praise simultaneously, with some displeased with her life choices and shaming her for her days as a stripper, and others offering nothing but praise and support for her honesty and confidence. GQ Magazine interviewed Amber Rose for the release of her book and in the article’s opening lines, they seem to downgrade her success, fame, and physical attributes quite considerably.
“Kanye’s infamous ex, Wiz Khalifa’s baby mama, America’s toughest bald babe since Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3, is about to publish a book of life lessons called How to Be a Bad B*tch. Like Amber herself, it’s all heart. Unlike Amber, it’s not that thick! The teen stripper turned megalomaniac muse spoke to Carrie Battan about her beautiful dark twisted journey to the top.”
Not surprisingly, Amber Rose was none too pleased how she was being portrayed in that introduction. She took to her Instagram account to fire back at the magazine and let them know that what they did was completely disrespectful.
“I talked about feminism and my Slutwalk… Wtf nice title smh I expected so much more from u guys and I’m so disappointed. I was so excited to be featured in GQ not realizing I was shooting for a tabloid.”
Amber Rose has been dealing with insulting remarks such as this for a while now, but she’s made it clear that she refuses to let any naysayers slow her down.
Black-ish airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.
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