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Amber Rose rages against stripper standards

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Amber Rose rages against stripper standards

Amber Rose has hit out at people who criticise her for being a stripper, but praise Channing Tatum's adult entertainment past.

The 32-year-old business owner started stripping at the age of 15 to help provide for her family and has now expressed her fury at the double standards which mean she is "still called a stripper" when men are able to put their past behind them.

Channing, 36, worked as a stripper at the age of 18, and his experiences in the industry influenced his hugely successful movie 'Magic Mike'.

Speaking in the October issue of Cosmopolitan South Africa magazine, she said: "He even made a movie about being a stripper! And everyone bought it and they loved it and they were like, 'Oh, my God, 'Magic Mike', we gotta go see it!' But if I did that, people would tell me I was disgusting. I run eight businesses, I'm the CEO of my own company, and still I'm called a stripper. It's so ridiculous. We've had the same life, [Channing] and I, and I'm dumbed down for it. It's not his fault - it's just society."

But the model isn't letting anything stop her from achieving her business goals, and she has insisted that she has found success on her own - not by being the former girlfriend of Kanye West or ex-wife of Wiz Khalifa.

She said: "Everything I've done; I've worked hard for. Anyone can have fame, but I've started companies. I've brought my brand to the next level. Nobody did that but me. No one is going to dim my light."

And Amber - who shared three-year-old son Sebastian with Wiz - even admitted that over the past few years she has developed a new found confidence that has helped her life "a happier life".

She said: "About two years ago, something clicked. I thought, 'You know what? I'm just gonna do me and if people don't like it, they don't have to.' It really helped me to have a happier life."