Kanye Westâ€™s on/off girlfriend Amber Rose is crediting the rapper for â€œsavingâ€ her life and helping to jump start her modeling career.
The Philly-born model says she was on the constant grind before she started dating Kanye. The couple quickly became a highlight of red carpet events, which boosted her star power in the process.
â€œHonestly, Kanye saved my life, and I donâ€™t even think about what I would have been; I just think about what Iâ€™m going to be,â€ she told YRB Magazine
Rose says sheâ€™s still a bit baffled that folks treat her like a famous star when sheâ€™s spotted on the street.
â€œI donâ€™t look at myself as a celebrity. Iâ€™m just a dope chick from South Philly!â€ she said. â€œI mean, itâ€™s crazy when fans come up to me and cry and just want a hug from me. It bugs me out! But itâ€™s really cool.â€
However, she admits the constant paparazzi presence has begun to irk her â€“ and she now struggles with anxiety every time a photographer is near.
â€œSometimes it does get overwhelming because, for example, I like to be on the beach with my man with no top on. Iâ€™m very comfortable with my body. [See photo above.] But thereâ€™s no privacy â€“ thatâ€™s the only thing that overwhelms me. Every time I see a light flash, I think itâ€™s the paparazzi. Those f**kers give me anxiety.â€
West and Rose, who briefly split last summer, were recently rumored to have broken up once again.She landed a contract with top agency Ford Models in 2009 after posing nude with West to promote his new sneaker line with Louis Vuitton. Shout to To EURweb for story