Amber Rose Speaks Out about Trip To Ghana….
Well well well… Amber Rose has went to Africa, and has since recieved some backlash, lol.
It seems that Ms. Rose was invited to host the annual Vodaphone O20 Live music concert in the country of Ghana, and made some people very upset after commenting about Ghanaians either being extremely poor or extremely rich. She also topped it off by posting photos of needy children and not showing at all any of the better nieghborhoods. One reader of the ghanaian entertainment website Ghana Celebrities even wrote a letter about her disgust at the situation. Now… Since my own boyfriend happens to be Ghanaian, I asked him about the situation briefly and we both agreed that as a touchy subject to begin with, Amber should’ve “stayed in her lane“ in regards to the comments. This is a case of thinking before speaking, I believe. Some things are just far too sensitive a subject and sometimes what you think is “good” really isnt. And, as I have blogged before on race relations between africans and african americans on The Akata Diary - a situation like this doesn’t help AT ALL.
Here’s what the reader had to say via GC:
Did I hear Amber Rose say there are no middle class people in Ghana? And it is either people are extremely rich or extremely poor? I am a living testimony and a true proof that, she is totally uninformed about Ghanaians.
I am not extremely rich and neither am I extremely poor to be living in gutters or dirt as she puts it. I am a middle class Ghanaian and my family has always been middle class. There are several middle class Ghanaians out there living comfortably and not in dirt.
It is absurd enough to bring Amber Rose to Ghana to headline a concert as the only decent credibility this chick carries around is ‘ex-girlfriend of Kanye West’. I therefore expected that she should at least be coached if she is dumb enough not to know that we have middle class Ghanaians.
Not only did Amber Rose parade her ignorance as far as the economic strata of Ghanaians/Africans are concerned,she also presented her view as if there are no poor people in America where she comes from. There are people out there in America living in far disgusting conditions than those she spotted in Ghana.
If someone like Amber Rose wants to comment on Ghana, the best is for her to be informed on what she is saying…And why does she think Ghana is entirely Africa? Gosh! Africa is a continent, Ghana is a country and she just visited Ghana, we have 53 countries in Africa.
And here’s Amber’s blog response via WhoSay:
“U do something positive in this industry u get scrutinized I really came to the conclusion that its not even about me its the fact that I’m a woman. Men in the entertainment industry are praised constantly for their ” wrong doings”. if ur a drug dealer and u took care of ur family before ur fame everyone understands. If u get shot in the mist of u hustling ur cool as f*ck. If a mans naked pics hit the internet ppl think its cute or funny then just talk about how big he is. A Man can date 20 models at the same time and he is respected by the world and if a girl does it she’s a disgusting whore and a “Star F*cker” Women get destroyed by the media and our peers constantly but I am writing this to specifically speak about myself.
“Regardless of the fact I dated Kanye for 2 years or the fact I was a stripper at 15 years old or that my most private pics were stolen from me and a new batch hit the internet every week, I am a human being. I’m a daughter, a best friend, a great wife and a all around good person. i never speak negatively about anyone. Have I? NO. U think i don’t want to? I course I do I’m human. But I keep my life positive and I stay strong every time my ex talks about me in his songs or when these blogs tell nothing but lies about me or when ppl say that I shouldn’t be speaking to young girls in Africa. Why wouldn’t I speak to those girls? I AM West African just like them, I grew up poor just like them, most of those girls quit school to take care of their families JUST LIKE I DID. So how the hell do they not relate to my life and I theirs??? Talking to those young girls wasn’t a job for me feeding those kids wasn’t a job for me it wasn’t for publicity and I didn’t get paid to do it. I went there cuz I LOVE to help ppl. I DON’T want a pat on the back for shit that I do from my heart or even a thank u it was my blessing to go out to Ghana it is a second home for me now and it changed my life FOREVER! So don’t criticize me and say why is Kanye’s ex stripper Girlfriend in Africa I am so much more then that smh there is a reason why he loved me so much and theres a reason why Wiz loves me so much now did u ever think maybe I’m just a sweet person?
Every girl reading this has an ex boyfriend and every guy reading this is most likely dating a girl that has been with more then 1 guy. So what have I done to everyone? Its it because u think I am undeserving of this life because of my past? Or is it pure hatred? If I was a man and dated 2 female artist would that be ok? Thats not as bad right? Bullshit. And the one thing that is extremely upsetting is the fact that woman criticize me more then men do. Look at yourselves before u criticize someone u don’t know Look at the mistakes you’ve made in ur life. ppl are so negative it’s ridiculous But I will continue to be positive, Loving and all about women empowerment and to my Rosebuds I know u guys get it and I LOOOOVE u so much for supporting me through all of this nonsense. Thank u -Amb”
I wonder what Amber actually said to make this reader believe that she thought Africa was a country, lol. Its so stereotypical for Africans to think that all black americans believe Africa is a country. We are not all that lightheaded. In any case, this is just too much hoopla for lil ol’ me. Poor or not, the children are beautiful… and most of the Ghanaian’s ive met – outstanding.
So, here is my small message that can go to Amber as well as the disgruntled GC reader: Don’t let anyone else define you as a person, and don’t let every little thing get under your skin. Ive well heard what many have said and think about african americans and I have the facebook arguments on record to prove it, lol. I’ve also understood by dealing with Africans myself, that I have to watch what I say and understand how some things can be taken. Brush your shoulders off and keep it moving… haters and the misinformed are everywhere. Just my opinion. I don’t care what anyone thinks of me and where I come from.
Anyway’s, I cant wait for my trip to Tema, Ghana in oh……..less than 40 days…hehehe. Tell me your thoughts ya’ll
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