Kanye West admits his flaws — well, in song at least: On his 2011 single “Runaway,” the Louis Vuitton Don was apologetic about how he treated ex flame Amber Rose, owning up to his wrongs.
He took things a step further during his Watch the Throne Tour with Jay-Z, giving the audience love advice while performing the song. During the November 2 stop, ‘Ye sent a special shout to ex-girlfriend Amber Rose in the model’s hometown. “To the city of Philly, I want to thank y’all for making the incredible person that this song was made for,” he said while performing “Runaway” in Philadelphia.
“At first, I was like, ‘Wow, maybe he is sorry for just not being a good guy and not treating me the way I want to be treated and talking down to me,’ amongst other things,” Rose said on last week’s “RapFix Live.” “I instantly was like, ‘I forgive him.’ ”
To her, it all seemed very sincere. “When I first saw it, I was like, ‘Yo, I forgive him.’ I let that go. I went through the crying and the heartbreak and all that stuff, and I moved on, and I’m so happy now that I actually have a gentleman, a great guy that I love so much,” Rose said of current boyfriend Wiz Khalifa. “Then after he called me an incredible person in my hometown, he said, ‘Never find love in a strip club.’ And that’s when I was like, ‘You know what? Take your apology and shove it up your ass, because I don’t want to hear it.’ ”
The “Never find love in a strip club” line wasn’t from the Philly concert, though it is a Yeezy lyric from the Throne’s “New Day,” in which West passes life lessons to his unborn son. “New Day” was actually released in August, months before the concert, and in the song, Kanye makes no mention of Amber’s name, but it still rubbed the beauty the wrong way. According to Amber, who feels the lyric was a shot at her, the ex-couple didn’t meet in a gentlemen’s club.
“He didn’t meet me in a strip club; he knows he didn’t meet me in a strip club,” she said. “He was just being a mean, negative person, and that’s one of the main reasons why I’m not with him. He’s that; I don’t want that negativity in my life. Don’t apologize and then say something like that. It’s just rude, and it’s mean, and it’s not true.”
Later in her “RapFix Live” interview , Rose broke down crying because of the way some of ‘Ye’s overzealous fans have treated her in public. “I have people throwing things at me in the street because they’re fans of Kanye,” Amber said before she started to cry on set. “I’m just crying because I don’t deserve to be bullied like that. I’m a nice girl. I don’t bother anybody. I keep my mouth shut because I don’t want any trouble.”