Kanye West’s girlfriend in half-dressed Elle spread: what’s the MET?


Kanye West’s girlfriend Amber Rose is working hard on her modeling career, in large part to Kanye. She’s splayed about in all sorts of trashy poses in October’s Elle. The best part is the spread (so to speak) is that it’s credited as “styled by Kanye West.” I laughed and laughed when I saw that. It explains a lot, considering Elle normally isn’t as tacky as these photos. And these outfits. Just everything about it screams “Kanye wants to put his woman on display.” We’re very impressed.

The interview talked a lot about style and how Amber burst onto the scene last year in all sorts of lycra spandex and giant glasses. Oh, and the cue ball look. Never forget the cue ball. Anyway, Amber says she and Kanye have really different senses of style, and while he might “style” her now and then, she’s not his Barbie and has ultimate say. Which might not be a good thing, because it turns out she’s not too smart. She didn’t know what the Met was.

When asked about the collaborative process with West on their inaugural shoot for ELLE, Rose laughs. “We’re like total opposites,” she says. “he’ll pick out something and I’ll be like, ‘Oh, God, I don’t like that at all.’ And then I’ll pick out something and he’ll be like, ‘Babe, just… no.’ I’m more electric pink and bright yellow. And Kanye’s more like nude and bone. Like, bone is his favorite color. I’m like, whose favorite color is bone?”

Rose, a video vixen who’s appeared in music videos including Ludacris’ “What Them Girls Like,” Young Jeezy’s “Vacation,” and West’s “Robocop,” recently signed a contract with Ford Models and is planning to study acting a possibly launch her own line of sunglasses. She admits that she and West “are dating and enjoying each other’s company,” but is adamant that her personal style is just that, personal. “I’m not like his Barbie,” says Rose about West, who wanted her to try on a gown for the Metropolitan Opera’s 125th Anniversary Gala at Lincoln Center in March. Instead, Rose chose an all-white cocktail wrap-dress by Alexander Wang, complete with a thigh-flashing slit.

“I didn’t want to wear a long gown,” Rose says. “So then we get to the Met and everybody has a long gown. I was like, great. I didn’t know what the Met was!”

[From Elle, Oct. 2009, print ed.]

I don’t know why but Amber actually came across as fairly endearing to me. Normally I’d find that last comment dumb, but I like that she admitted it. It’s a funny little story. I mean she is dumb, but at least she’s not so full of herself that she won’t admit it. How stupid is it to go to a big event – where your fashion-knowledgeable boyfriend is trying to get you to wear a formal gown – and not do a little basic research first? Like, “Should I show up in jeans or a ball gown?” It’s good to know the basics. But really her job is just to be Kanye’s arm candy. And because it’s very important for Kanye to believe that we’re impressed and envious, she obviously needs to wear ridiculously form-fitting attire that’s so tight you can practically see her freckles through them. Yeah, that tight. Remember, lyrcra spandex.

Regardless of all this, I know I’m supposed to hate Amber and find her really annoying, because everyone else seems to. But for some reason I don’t. I don’t care for her sense of style whatsoever, and I’m not impressed by her. But she’s basically inoffensive and a little dull and that’s it. And that’s not really enough for me to hate her. I think most people dislike her because of her look (voluntarily bald) and they think she’s just with Kanye for attention, which she probably is. She’ll pass in a year at most, but I don’t really find anything about her personality to be so provocative one way or the other. Just her clothes.

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  1. ash says:

    classy. now she just needs matching crop circles in her do. TWINSIES!

  2. QB says:

    Not everyone knows what is the MET , she was a stripper I don’t think that knowing what the MET was one of the things she should know because that was not something important or relevant to her lifestyle . I don’t think that makes her stupid .

    I think the reason people find Amber endearing is because she is honest and she knows and admits the reason why people are paying attention to her is because of Kanye.

  3. jess says:

    nice ass implants

  4. rzrlvr says:

    LOL @ jess!

    I think she tries, and sometimes tries too hard to be different and a trendsetter. But i think people that really ARE trendsetters don’t really set out to start that way. They just have a different vision. Hers seems a little forced. I think the worst thing about her, IS Kanye!

  5. Sassy says:

    I like this girl. She comes off like a really cool chick. And I love the bald head look. She can really pull it off. Look at other celebrities trying to pull that look off and they just look ridiculous like Solange, Cassie (did a half bald head), Lala Vasquez (who also did a half bald head).

    The only thing I hope is that she doesn’t jump on the “I’m all natural” train, because she definitely did not have that butt when she was a stripper. They have before pictures and this girl had a blond wig on, and NO ASS! lol And if you don’t believe me, I’ll post the link!

  6. lottaluvin says:

    When are people going to stop paying attention to this trashy woman (I use that term loosely)?

  7. rzrlvr says:

    *jumps up and down* I want to see before and after! LOL I was never sure about jennifer lopez…but with this one i believe it. I’ve just never seen the amber rose stripper pictures!

  8. Praise St. Angie! says:

    regarding her ass…

    I don’t think they’re implants. I think her ass is that large naturally, but not that smooth and round. they (obviously) photoshopped it, but I think she’s naturally that big.

    compare the ass pic above to this one…


    and you can see it’s large, but not as nicely rounded as the Elle pic.

    EDIT: OK, just found a pic from her stripping days, and her ass looks big in this one, too.


  9. Anna says:

    Imo, she’s one of the most beautiful women out there right now. But unfortunately, it stops there, at her beauty. I think she is breathtaking (and that’s saying a lot considering the skanky-ass misled 80s style Kanye stuck her in for this shoot) but she obviously should keep her mouth shut and stick to getting pictures shot of her. Maybe do the runway. We have an overkill of pretty girls saying the most mind-numbingly dumb things anyway (here’s looking at you, Megan Fox) at the moment. I can’t take much more. But I will look at her pictures 🙂

  10. wow says:

    This girl reminds me of Sarah Larson. Only she does Sarah Larson better than Sarah Larson. The difference is, this girl rocks her own style and unique look. Clothes (when she wears them) look nice on her. She’s like a second rate Grace Jones, but it works.

    Everything else about her kind of sickens me. I usually can’t stand the concept of people becoming famous and getting major magazine spreads (like both Sarah & Amber) just because of who they’re sleeping with. Not a great message to send.

  11. Megan says:

    Her sunglasses make me angry

  12. TwinkleToes says:

    Have you actually heard her speak? Sounds like a guida straight outta Staten Island or Jersey.

    There’s a YouTube vid linked to Lainey.

    It ruined my impression of Amber Rose.

  13. Bill Hicks is God says:

    “Kanye West’s girlfriend half dressed because it’s Thursday…or Monday or 3’oclock in the afternoon.” She doesn’t need a feeble reason like an ‘occassion.’

  14. Sassy says:

    Praise Angel-I’m at work, so of course I’m blocked from the first link, but I’ll take a look at it when I get home….I think on the second one, she had probably starting taking booty shots….look it then and look at it now and her butt never had the shape before that it does now…eh, who knows? I think it’s fake…no one gets a round ass like that overnight…

  15. TwinkleToes says:

    I don’t know about butt shots but anyone can do some pilates everyday for 2 weeks and have an amazing derriere. Even someone with a flat butt or fat butt. The max. glut. responds so quickly that anyone can have Amber’s butt in a month if they find the right pilates. A rocking ass is really so easy to obtain unlike the bustline.

  16. hatsumomo says:

    Well Damn. Not everyone, myself included, can pull off Lycra spandex.

    And Sassy, her ass still looks huge in that pic. Maybe the fishnets were a little tight?

  17. GatsbyGal says:

    I dislike her if only because she finds enough worth in Kanye West to actually date him. Ewwwwww.

  18. fizXgirl314 says:

    QB, I have a solution for that… maybe don’t be a stripper?

  19. Rosalee says:

    Dammit if you can admit it, so can I. Amber Rose has carved out her own unique urban style, she is very striking, maybe even beautiful and her personality is endearing.

  20. Praise St. Angie! says:

    twinkle toes, my ass doesn’t look quite like Amber Rose’s, but you are spot on about Pilates.

    Took longer than two weeks for me, but my butt went from serious white-woman’s disease (as my friend calls it) to rounder and perkier (and LIFTED!) after doing Pilates.

    one of the best forms of exercise around, IMO. No more lower back pain, better posture, etc. I recommend it to EVERYONE.

  21. danielle says:

    I love looking at pictures of her-very different looking ang beautiful. Twinkletoes, I’d LOVE to find out how to get a nice rounded butt-I’ve tried before but my butt remains pancake flat.

  22. fizXgirl314 says:

    and I’m pretty sure that is not a natural ass… it’s disproportionately big and bubbly…

  23. Sassy says:

    Praise Angel-Pilates? Is IMO what the excercise is called? Or is that a form of pilates? I’m willing to give it a whirl…

  24. alguien says:


  25. Cinderella says:

    She needs to lose her ass…and not the one on her backside.

  26. Praise St. Angie! says:

    lol…the exercise is Pilates. And it def helped me to re-shape my ass. mid-section, too. You can find classes at any gym plus tons and tons of DVDs. (I started with Pilates for Dummies, it’s a great way to ease into the workout.)

    IMO just means “in my opinion”.

  27. Prissa says:

    GOSH!! Can this woman do anything else besides: pose with her legs gaped open, pose with her ass cheeks showing, pose with her chi chi balls on display????? I’M SICK OF HER!! And this is what we call modeling nowadays? FURP! BELCH! ICK! NAST! WHATEVS!

  28. HS says:

    squats and lunges will lift and plump a saggy ass. My own butt is proof of that. And put some weight on that bar.

  29. Sassy says:

    Praise St.Angel-oohhh I feel like a dumb ass now…lol..thanks for the info, just got paid too, I’ll be heading out to stores to pick up some dvd’s!

  30. Layla says:

    Not everyone knows what is the MET , she was a stripper I don’t think that knowing what the MET was one of the things she should know because that was not something important or relevant to her lifestyle . I don’t think that makes her stupid .

    She IS very stupid for not knowing what The Met is because when you are intelligent or at least have a curious mind and aren’t a simpleton, whether you are a stripper or a teacher, YOU ASK. Kanye is educated, no? Why didn’t she ask him? Sounds like she is an attention whore and didn’t really care to embarrass herself as long as she stood out from everyone else.

  31. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Good luck, sassy, hope your butt perks up!

  32. the original kate says:

    i think i got herpes just from looking at her crotch.

  33. TwinkleToes says:

    You can find pilates work out for butt on internet for free. Don’t bother buying anything.

    Squats work (if you have the knees for it) but just squatting down to pull a weed or pick anything up off the floor in a squat position works wonders.

    Get on all fours, bend your knee with foot pointing to ceiling *ha,ha, ceiling foot* and do 25 reps, then other side. Do 100 per day for two weeks and you will be amazed! This lifts the top part of your bum and rounds it out. Do ballet lifts, straight leg kicking backwards to lift the bottom and get a nice defined line between cheek and upper back thigh. Get ready for people to be staring at your butt. You’ll think maybe you sat in something or had an accident at first but then you will realize the stares. I swear.

  34. YoMomma says:

    My god she is beautiful, but what will she look like at 58 if she lives that long?

  35. Nono says:

    Checked out her “before” a$$. It is big, it is just contained in jeans and stuff. Big asses aren’t that RARE, I don’t get why everyone insists they must be implants. They are just rare in skinny-as-a-chicken-bone Hollywood. Just hang out in the Bronx for a while, they are a dime a dozen (that is a compliment, I am from the BX). Also, she may be obnoxious or dumb, but I think she is hot and I like the short hair (not bald, she has some hair).

  36. Shay says:

    I’m sorry Amber I’ll let you finish but…Naomi Cambell is the best model of the year.

  37. Ana says:

    I think she’s pretty. But I saw an interview with her and her accent is so annoying.
    I would like to see her with more hair though.

  38. gg says:

    The spandex suit was really tacky but the most tacky thing about her is her mouthy knowitall DATE.

    I’ma try that pilates. My ass needs help. Thanks Angie and Twinkle!

  39. josepe says:

    is sad we have come to an age were being an artist doesn’t mean much, you just have to know somebody famous or be family with, and we as commoners we can start worship them.
    why do i have to like amber?
    why is she famous for?
    she is a nobody who has a fake boyfriend and she is being one version of a sort of stepford wife?

  40. JaundiceMachine says:

    I’ll take an Amber Rose over a Megan Fox any day of the week.

    At least she doesn’t pretend she’s getting by on brains, alone.

  41. Sassy says:

    Thanks for the tips Twinkle Toes!

  42. mollination says:

    twinkletoes – not EVERYone. I have a flat ass and I used to do pilates (like, for over a year). I’ll admit it got BETTER, but it never got nice.

    And personally, I don’t think her butt looks any different in all the links and this header shot.

    Lastly, what are butt-shots, how much do they cost, and where do I get them?

  43. Tia says:

    Amber is a smart woman. She is only using Kanye for publicity. She is actually gay. Look it up on the internet. She is seen kissing many different woman. They are beautiful too. It is no secret in Hollywood, she is gay. She is a star for sure.

  44. GatsbyGal says:

    Shay, I’m really happy for you and I’m gonna let you finish, but Prissa had the best comment of the year.

  45. blkgurlwithwings says:

    lol at women FINALLY wanting a bigger butt! I knew my time would come to SHINE!