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The XXL Amber Rose Interview

Amber Rose talks Smirnoff campaign, Kanyes Apology, being in Love With Wiz, sharing the Taylor Gang spotlight with Lola Monroe, squashing beef with Funkmaster Flex and her music career…

Amber Rose has a lot on her plate and a lot more perhaps to say. The blonde bombshell from Philadelphia recently sat down with XXL to talk about everything from her involvement on BETs Master of The Mix, her campaign with Smirnoff, how she reacted to ex-boyfriend Kanye Wests on-stage apology, being in love with Wiz Khalifa and working on her music. —Mark Lelinwalla

XXLMag.com: Tell us about your involvement with Master of The Mix?

Amber Rose: Well, Season Two of Master of the Mix on BET, Im a judge and Im on the panel with Kid Capri. Just Blaze is the host. Im not a DJ, I dont know how to scratch and I dont know how to mix, but I do know how to party. One of my jobs is actually to travel the world and party. So, I solely base my opinion on that when it comes to the DJs and how people react to them and how the party goes. When the party is going great, everybody is dancing and doing well and then they spin a record that makes everybody leave, thats when I come in and let them know that they totally killed the party and made me want to go home.

Which of the new Smirnoff liquors get you in the mood to party?

Well, Smirnoff just introduced two new flavors – Smirnoff fluff marshmallow and whip cream. Im doing the whole campaign, so my face is going to be everywhere. I cant wait to see the billboard in Time Square. Im really, really excited. Theyre so good. They literally taste like marshmallow and whip cream, so you could put cream soda with it, orange soda with it. Its just really, really good.

On a completely other note, you were recently in your hometown of Philadelphia for your man Wiz Khalifas concert and he thanked your city for making you.

Yes, he did.

Well, Kanye West did the same thing a few days later. Did you catch that and what do you make of it?

I did. Ive been in the studio, Ive been working, designing. I havent really been on the Internet and keeping up with current events. A lot of people were asking me about it and therefore made me go and look at it. I looked at it and one thing he said is, ‘If you love someone tonight, hold on to them tight. And he also said, ‘When I told you I didnt like your outfit, I was an asshole. When I told you I didnt like your hair, I was an asshole. He wrote that song for me and he was an asshole. I dont hold any grudges, but sometimes you dont realize what you have until its gone. Sometimes when you have something so beautiful and great, you take advantage of it because you think its going to be there forever and its not.

Did you take it as an apology, though?

I did. If it was an apology, I accept his apology. I dont think it sounded malicious or mean or anything like that. Me being a compassionate person, I would never hold any grudges against my ex. I appreciate the nice gesture. That was my hometown and stuff like that. I wish him a lot of happiness. I hope he finds a beautiful girl and I hope he treats her better than he treated me because Im happy I found total happiness with Wiz.

Check out the rest of the interview HERE!!