Maybe "home wrecker" wasn't the best way to describe Kim Kardashian, but Amber Rose contends that she was defending herself when she recently told Star magazine that Kimmy and her former beau, Kanye West, were carrying on an affair behind Rose's back.
"I don't like to call women names, because I'm about women empowerment. I spoke on my emotions that day — I was just so frustrated," Rose told MTV News' Sway when she appeared on "RapFix Live" on Wednesday.
The rumor mill has been buzzing that it was Rose who caused the breakup between Kardashian and NFL star Reggie Bush. Amber does admit to dating Reggie, but she insists that it was after his relationship with Kim and after her romance with Kanye had ended.
It's all very accusatory, yet Amber maintains that Kardashian sent pictures of herself to West while he was still in a relationship with Rose. When Sway asked about the pictures, the "Fame" singer didn't want to comment any further, but she stood behind her original comments.
"The story, it's true," she said.
What Amber couldn't stand behind was the name-calling. She says she called Kim a home wrecker out of frustration. "I hear that all the time, Sway, and I'm like, that's not true," Rose said of the rumor that she came between Bush and Kardashian.
Rose went on to reenact her Star interview, paraphrasing what she told the reporter. "Kim is the home wrecker, I'm not the home wrecker. I don't date men in relationships; I don't do that to other women," Amber said. "I got frustrated and I said it."
Part of the frustration came from the media-savvy Kardashian family, Amber said. "I feel like Kim and her family, they manipulate the media and they want people to believe what they want them to believe," she said. "I just had to put the truth out there and I had to get it off my chest."
The stately model, who is now dating Wiz Khalifa (and seems very happy, we must say), explained that she and Bush dated briefly in a rebound relationship after she split with 'Ye and he split with Kim, but there was no affair between them.
"We were both kind of, like, hurt," she said. "We were each other's rebounds, basically. It was nothing serious. We didn't love each other. We just became good friends, basically."