“I’m a motivational speaker,” she says, and it’s hard to tell exactly how serious she is.
A little bit, at least: In recent months, she’s given a college lecture, where she tried to reframe the idea of female sexuality to impressionable young men.
Rose was in the audience watching in proud exasperation as West stormed the stage during Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech, and she was along for the disastrous media tour that followed.
She was by his side as he went into self-imposed exile from the press.
Sebastian—Bash or Bashie for short—peers up at us, looking a bit bored of the vocab quiz.
“To engage in conversation,” he says, and we erupt in cheers of approval. (Also translucent: the tanning bed in the corner of the bedroom, across from the decorative stripper pole.)Rose pleads with Sebastian to come over to the couch and cuddle with her.
We revisit last week’s word—translucent—and Rose holds up one of the bottles of water we’ve been chugging. After he obliges, she bows her exquisitely shaped head and he licks the top, like a lizard. It’s a sweet scene—as innocuous and adorable as parenting gets.
But it also conjures, somewhat awkwardly, the very thing Rose has been trying for years to escape: her past with one particularly famous and influential man.She was with him as he masterminded his own redemption story on That all ended years ago, but somehow Rose has only grown more famous.And these days, she’s on a mission to prove that there are more interesting things about Amber Rose than her entombed romance with the most interesting man in culture.Today she’s off-duty, bare-faced, and sporting an ankle-length white summer skirt with a matching crop top and bejeweled flip-flops.Without makeup, she looks even more surreal—like a character from a virtual-reality game who feeds on Swarovski crystals and male blood.Really, fully understand that your mother is a sexual being. ”However absurd it may read on paper—“I go a little beyond,” she concedes—it is convincing to hear.