Amber Rose Just Claimed She Was “Too Pretty” To Be A Drug Dealer

17 January 2019, 11:54 | Updated: 17 January 2019, 12:24

Amber spoke candidly about growing up in Philadelphia.
Amber spoke candidly about growing up in Philadelphia. Picture: Getty Images

Amber Rose opened up on Van Lathan's The Red Pill podcast about her past career prospects, revealing that, prior to stripping, she almost went down a very different route.

Amber Rose has revealed that she once tried to make it as a drug dealer.

The 35-year-old was speaking candidly on Van Lathan's The Red Pill podcast when she opened up about overcoming the struggles she faced while growing up in Philadelphia.

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“I usually don’t tell people this but I tried selling crack in my neighborhood,” Rose confessed. “They said I was gonna get robbed, I was a girl and I was too pretty, and it wasn’t going to happen.”

Instead of selling the drugs, Rose - who worked as a stripper from the age of 15 before finding fame - ended up weighing and bagging the drugs to earn some extra cash.

"They said I was gonna get robbed, I was a girl and I was too pretty."
"They said I was gonna get robbed, I was a girl and I was too pretty.". Picture: Getty

Rose admitted that she's never spoken publicly about this before, which she owes to the double standard of male rappers being given a pass for doing similar dealings before getting famous.

"It’s been nine years since I been famous, I never told that to nobody,” she explained. “It was a hard time in the beginning, and I became a stripper very young. I made that decision, nobody in my family put that on me.”

“I don’t really think people understand how ‘hood I grew up… the sh*t that I had to overcome, and even overcome after I became famous,” she said. “My life has never been easy. [But] it did push me to that limit to go fend for my family.”

Rose shares a five-year-old son, Sebastian, with her ex-husband, rapper Wiz Khalifa.

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