September 17th, 2009
11:27 AM ET

Kanye's companion ambushed by press

I covered US Weekly's annual event honoring the 25 most stylish New Yorkers here in Manhattan last night. The magazine honored recording artist Alicia Keys, designer Vera Wang, domestic maven Martha Stewart, models Elle MacPherson and Christie Brinkley and the Real Housewives of New York along with others.

Kayne West

The red carpet was tiny, more like a remnant than a carpet. But plenty of television crews crammed into the less than adequate space allotted to capture footage of the attendees. It was an overcrowded mess at times and especially when one particular honoree, Amber Rose, arrived.

Rose is the woman who has been seen on the arm of Kanye West in recent months. She accompanied West to the MTV Video Music Awards. There they walked the arrival line that evening without speaking to the press - as West carried a bottle of alcohol in one hand.

Last night, the moment Rose, with her signature blonde crew cut appeared out of the darkness the still photographers began their usual screaming match. She obliged for a time posing for photos, and then she tried to make her way down the less than sprawling carpet. Some of the journalists yelled: "How's Kanye? How's Kanye?"

A reporter from another network managed to get close to Rose. He asked her what designer she was wearing, she replied inaudibly, smiled and as the shouts became nearly deafening she managed to quickly make her escape down the carpet and past the press with the help of publicists. Then she was gone. Unscathed.

Do you think Amber Rose should have answered questions about Kanye West's behavior?


soundoff (150 Responses)
  1. lizouttavegas

    seriously, who is she? she sort of looks like an alien to me..Im a little afraid of her.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Shane McGuire

    I wish this yo-yo would indeed get his just up-comins!

    But this is typical of what I see in most C-Rappers and a very good reason why their Urban Voilence promoting jungle junk is not on my collection of music.

    Hmm, Kayne West and Snoop Dogg. I really can't see the difference.

    Rap Music= I.Q. of Shoe String!

    September 20, 2009 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Geoff B

    These "hip hop" rappers are pathetic. They take themselves seriously when nobody outside their inner circle does. They behave like uncivilized beasts. It's obvious that few have an education beyond the second grade. Serving time in prison is considered a badge of honor. What foolishness. No wonder America is going down the toilet fast.

    September 19, 2009 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Shannon G

    As you can see this girl is smart she is stepping up her on portfolio using Kanye as an escort. She is hands down beautiful and really don't need him. I'm glad she did not take a swig out of that bottle, because the media would have trashed her. Pretty soon when those phone calls start pouring in for her, she's going to drop Kanye like a hot rock.

    September 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Patricia

    Cindy, you and some others posting on here telling everyone to let it rest, enough already... seems to me you are guilty of telling others what to do just like K.West did. Some on here are so shocked that someone could be that self centered and rude they just can't let go of it as easy as you can dismiss it. If you don't like the program then turn off the TV.

    September 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cindy

    No, she shouldn't have to respond. It's over and done with, he's sorry. Let it rest. There are worse things to worry about. Leave the man alone.

    September 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jayla

    Why should Amber Rose answer questions about the actions of Kanye West? She didn't do anything tasteless or crude...HE did. She might want to be ASKING herself a few questions tough, like why in the world she would want to be associated with such a disgusting boorish man.

    September 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tina

    I love that so many people have commented on how ridiculous it is for America to be wasting their time on the Kanye story yet here they are wasting their time. It would be laughable if it wasn't so sad. As for Kanye being racist I really think that those of you that have said that are simply trying to prolong a dying story by making it into more. He was wrong, he has apologized, it is over. I feel bad for him and Tayor Swift. She lost her moment and he has lost a lot of respect and apparently the temporary ability to use common sense.

    September 18, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Patricia

    For those of you who say too much time and attention is being spent on West. Did you ever think that all those people with the cameras and mics in Rose's face are just as rude as West. You have to care about people before you can solve the problems of the human race. In discussing West bad behavior other people who are inclined to behave in that manner may not do so because of all the public outrage on the bad behavior of West..

    September 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. josh

    kanye is a too. people defending him need to open their eyes...how many times has he done this now, 3? hes like a little kid, crying because he cant win the game every single time he plays. apparently his momma didnt raise him to understand being 'gracious'....or well mannered.

    September 18, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. ladyaries480

    Let's not forget Kanye lost his mom unexpectedly. He is dealing with it the wrong way but, he's grieving so he's drinking to cover up his pain. He needs support and he needs to seek help from a professional. Unless you know what he's dealing with WE shouldn't judge him for taking a mic from Taylor Swift if she forgave him... then it's time to mooooove on!!! Kanye's mom was always with him @ the award shows. He didn't get this bad until she passed, He's angry and he's hurt and instead of criticising him just pray for him..

    September 18, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Boomie

    No, she such not. The best thing for her to do is help him get throught this right now!

    September 18, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. Casey

    Let's just be clear. This is not about race. This is not about gender. This is not about holding someone else even partially responsible for his actions. He's an ass. He displayed that at the VMA's. What else is there to say?

    September 18, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. AC

    She kept it movin. (GO GURL)

    She is not wifey (yet) so she is not responsible for speaking on Kanye's behalf. He is a grown JacA$$. Who can Hee-Haw for himself.

    Kanye need grief counseling in a major way.
    His self destructive ways is going to out weigh his moment of shine real quick abd Amber will be POOF!

    September 18, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sue G

    What I am wondering is........is it legal to have an open container on the red carpet????

    September 18, 2009 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  16. Down South

    No! I think people are too nosey. They should be worrying about the state of our country and the future of our children. Who cares what and how Kanye is doing?

    September 18, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  17. Leslie

    If I was her, I would dodge any question about Kanye and make it a point to separate myself from him. Why would you want to be associated with someone like that? I think everyone should boycott Kanye West. I mean how many outbursts are celebrities (so-called) allowed to have? Kanye thinks he is so great, I'm sorry but there are several other out there who are more talanted than Kanye. He whines like a little spoiled baby when he doesn't win and poor Taylor Swift did not deserve what he did. What is this the 3rd or 4th time something like that has happened with him? You would think MTV would learn their lesson not to put Kanye in the front!

    September 18, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  18. monty

    I agree with avwrobel...excellent reporting and fascinating question Ms. Mineo. Does anyone else think we've spent a little too much time on this topic?

    September 18, 2009 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  19. Kristina

    I think she was wise not to say anything. She probably thought he was an idiot for doing it just like everyone else did. She's got a future in modeling and possibly other ventures; if she's smart she'll break up with him and let him get his life together. If they're meant to be maybe they can get together down the road. Honestly though, I don't know how someone dates a person so arrogant.

    September 18, 2009 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  20. T

    Hi,

    I am surprised that everyone takes this incident so seriously. This whole thing was obviously scripted, including the follow-up appearance on The Leno show. KANYE has done this before and will keep manipulating the media as long as the media plays the role of the "sucker". Keep making headlines and keep making money KANYE!

    September 18, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  21. Charles Freck

    what a great pic of Kanye, huh? Stay classy!

    September 18, 2009 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  22. dmp

    BLACK BALL KANYE
    DON'T BUY HIS MUSIC
    KANYE GO CLIMB IN A HOLE
    YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR YOURSELF.
    LOATHING PERSON.

    BLACK BALL KANYE

    BLACK BALL KANYE...

    GO HOME KANYE

    AMERICA DOESN'T WANT YOU.........

    September 18, 2009 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  23. Danilo

    It sucks to be Kanye West.

    September 18, 2009 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jeffery

    I don't think she should have answered the question.She may be seen with him,but she is not responsible for his actions.

    September 18, 2009 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  25. misty

    Kanye is not dealing with his mothers death well at all. Thier bond must have been very strong. This is why he's running rampant with all of the nonsense that he's doing. And that girlfriend of his is making things worse. She's not grounding him with love she's sin incarnate. She's no real woman. A real woman looks after and cares for not only her mans physical but his mental well being. From what I can tell, shes only about herself. I say that because if it was about him, we would not see him spiraling out of control to this degree like this. She's not the one for you, keep movin forward.
    KANYE: I'm sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what it must be like and my prayers go out to you. But you have to Go Back to the one that brought you your fame,money, and prestige, JESUS. Do'nt be angry with God because he took your mom to glory sooner than you expected. We may not understand Gods plans for our lives but real Christians know its always for our good. We fall down sometimes but the God we serve loves us enough to forgive our discretions and washes us clean. He will comfort you and restore your joy and peace. Stop allowing the devil to control the life God has blessed you with. I'm sure your mom would rest in peace knowing that her son is walking with the God she introduced him to. Love, your sister in Christ. Come back to us, were waiting.

    September 18, 2009 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  26. Jooch

    Kanye wild, wild West~ You're such a pest and I am hardly impressed. Your infantile behavior is hard to digest.
    What's causing your unrest? Are you possessed?
    You need to be put on house arrest and keep your druken yakkin' to rest! (yeah, I said it...)

    September 18, 2009 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  27. Manley Petit

    I do not think what Kanye said was wrong, he was just expressing how he feels. Let's the truth be told, millions of fan and others have said that Beyonce should not be the recepient, that's why Taylor Swift was on stage accepting the award. On the other hand, I truly believe that Kanye should have chosen the right time to address his feelings, perhaps after the VMAs or later during the show, he just chose the wrong time. Hopefully next time, he will check his Louis V watch.

    September 18, 2009 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  28. g

    you know what the cool thing about Kanye is...Here is a guy who is angry at the world...and everytime he pulls a stunt like this, he keeps on digging himself into a deeper abyss of negative public opinion....
    GOOD WORK KANYE- maybe one day no one will care and he will be INSIGNIFICANT! As for her....MISS INSIGNIFICANT / WHO CARES

    September 18, 2009 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  29. Mel

    All of these posts are comical. Do we really care that much people? We're talking about him just the way he planned. Looking at articles about heroes who have died fighting for our country didn't even get nearly the amount of responses as this garbage. Maybe if we stop talking about him, he'll go away and then our focus could go towards topics that are more crucial and relevant to our lives.

    September 18, 2009 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  30. Penny

    Good grief, Kanye has to answer for his own behavior. We are all responsible for our own actions. Rose could say the wrong thing and only Kanye knows what is going on inside him. He is obviously a very troubled man and I feel sorry for him.

    September 18, 2009 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  31. lthomas

    Kanye is a real jerk. Amber needs to drop him like a hot potato. He's troubled with emotional issues. A scary thought!

    September 18, 2009 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  32. SilentBoy741

    That is one weird-lookin' chick.

    September 18, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  33. Dr RatstaR

    West's apology on Leno's show was no apology at all.

    IT'S NOT MY FAULT, MY MOMMA MADE ME DO IT!

    What a joke. Oh, is he going through pain? We all go through pain. That is no reason to act that way.

    Seems to me there might have been some coke-sniffing going on at the VMA's. Kanye's behavior is typical of coke abusers – rude, arrogant, impulsive, and egotistical.

    September 18, 2009 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  34. avwrobel

    What a dynamic and compelling question from an ace reporter! Keep up the spectacular work!!

    September 18, 2009 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  35. JC Reilly

    She is another Kim Kardashian–trying to be famous by association (and it obviously worked for Kim) If it were not for Kanye, (who is just vile)
    would we even be talking about this girl? No One Cares...

    September 18, 2009 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  36. lala

    No ! Amber need not answer to that question....Kanye's owned up to his irresponsible behavior, He apologized to Ms Swift... and honestly, if she's accepted the apology.....is there really a need to prolong this?..... Amber, if u're true to Kanye..u don't owe anyone any answers.....

    September 18, 2009 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  37. Nathan

    "Honored" for what? Always dressing like a whore? A really cheap and tacky one at that....

    September 18, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  38. Lynn

    She should not have to answer questions regarding West's nasty behavior. She is not his keeper although he obviously needs one.

    September 18, 2009 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  39. Rob - Western Australia

    All this agonising about unimportant celebrity is unreal.
    Kaan-yay is the result of all this pointless adoration.
    He does nothing for his millions and gets heaps of attention.
    Who wouldn't turn into a drunken fool??
    Celebrity angst and the machine that pumps it.....

    September 17, 2009 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Midwest, Milwaukee, WI

    No she can only answer for herself.

    Kanye said something that all of us have wanted to do when we feel someone did not deserve the PRIZE. Get real people, how many times have you SCREAMED at your TV set when a person received an award and truely did not earn it? STOP tossing stones!

    September 17, 2009 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  41. me

    GET OVER IT !

    September 17, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  42. shana

    I think Amber should keep her personal life personal and not answer any questions about an absent person. You wanna ask how Kanye is doing ask Kanye. They arent siamese twins. Its not her job to report on him as his girlfriend she would more likely keep her mouth closed. She has her own career to worry about.

    September 17, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jim, Honolulu

    What's to know? The man stole the thunder from what should have been a tribute to Michael Jackson, not to mention how he devastated Taylor Swift.. For that alone, he should be banished from the industry and sold into slavery like the thug he is.

    September 17, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  44. joan keay

    Amber rose is a waste of space, a classless pig
    who belongs with a bottle carrying drunk rude
    racist – who is most probably just like Amber rose!

    September 17, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  45. KMG

    These people dont care what we write on here they will protect any HIGH PROFILE BLACK PERSON who gets into trouble do you now why because its the CAUSE Thats more important to them. this guy has done this before and that female with him that has the bald head that is like the most shameful outragous thing that you can say to SOCIETY remember OJ

    September 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Deborah

    I can't believe people are putting so much "effort" into this. We need this kind of effort to take care of the homeless, care for the elderly, help others. Interesting how people choose what they want to comment about. We are all responsible for our actions. Thinks of all the times you've said something to a loved one and wished the second you said you could take it back. We are all human, there is only one perfect ONE. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Where's the LOVE at in the country today?

    September 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mary Ann

    Mr West is an alcoholic and needs to go to rehab to give his mind and body a chance to recoup and deal with the loss of his mom. ALL of his family and TRUE friends need to stage an intervention. No she does not need to answer for him but she should distance herself from him as long as he is abusing alcohol.

    September 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  48. joi

    I think she's to stupid to answer, not hatein just sayin.

    September 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  49. bryan

    Kanye West is the racist, picking on a skinny white girl. He would not have done that to another man or to Queen Latifa who would have defended herself. He is a poor excuse of a man.

    September 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  50. eb

    I think Kanye doesn't have a clue about good manners. He is a juvenile behaving badly and it wouldn't matter what answers or excuses anyone gives for him. By the way who cares have Kanye West?

    September 17, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. eb

    I think Kanye doesn't have a clue. A Juvenile behaving badly

    September 17, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Kanye=too cocky for his own good

    Kanye is a very cocky rude person. How he became famous is beyond me in the first place. I was reading a Playboy and he had an article. In the article he said that Gold Digger will be one of the biggest hits of our lifetime! HAHAHHA yeah right. That song is ridiculous and so is Kanye!

    September 17, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  53. William

    Kill your television.

    September 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Jake from Cali

    Every Hollywood insider know Kanye West is a closet gay man. Amber Rose is just a ploy by the record companies to keep an arm candy distraction.

    The guy is PHONEY!

    September 17, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  55. farrah

    As long as there is an audience for this kind of mess than it will continue to happen. We society pay more attention to the drunkened,druged up stars than we do to what matters most.
    My advice is DONT BUY THE MAGAZINES, DO NOT WATCH THE TELEVISION SHOWS THAT ONLY FOCUSES ON THESE STARS.

    September 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Trent

    How is this news??? Nothing happened!!! And CNN wonders why The Daily Show is ripping on them all the time. What a waste of space and time.

    September 17, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ephinn

    Don't assume kanye was drunk, he was just an ass making a fool of himself, Maybe this young lady may bring out the good in hime because sometimes opposite attracts.

    September 17, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  58. athena

    Kanye and Beyonce have a special chemistry!!

    September 17, 2009 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Laurie M.

    Not at all – this isn't her battle to fight. Just as Rihanna kept quiet because it was the MATURE and appropriate thing to do, Amber should keep her personal relationship with Kanye just that, personal. Plus, who cares what she has to say about it? And really, at this point, who cares what he's got to say about it? He's an idiot and just like Obama put it a "jacka**." – I do want to comment on others opinions on CNN covering this – it's via their ENTERTAINMENT section. Entertainment news isn't always the most important, but it is news, and someone wants to read it, therefore someone needs to cover it. If you dont want to read it, why do you even bother? And then..to comment on it, even more a waste of your time. So, instead, just keep to yourself and no one will have any issues. Catch my flow?

    September 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Mackenzie Mai

    Honestly, does this matter? This is not news or even newsworthy. What he did was rude and beyond stupid. Alcohol is no excuse. I am sure he would have done it even if he was sober, but it's been almost a week. Time to stop reporting, blogging or even caring about it. It makes him even more notorious.

    September 17, 2009 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Rose

    no because if she was to make a comment, this would've cause the much more conflict on Kanye.

    September 17, 2009 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Guruplanet

    Ooooops this generates more opinions than Healthcare. This tells me a lot about American priorities.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Patricia

    No. She should not answer for West because isn't it obvious he speaks for himself, and everyone else. West not only dissed Taylor he dissed everyone who voted for her.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Evangelene

    No, she doesn't have to answer to Kanye. If she stays out of Kanye's radar, she will be better off.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Born2win

    I Googled her. She's pretty. Don't know why she's with this narcissist. But she is REALLY pretty.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Fred

    Who cares anymore. The guy was a legend in his own mind. He just proved he is just like the rest of the gang banger wanna-be's doing rap.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  67. MitchNY

    Should she have to answer for someone else? No. She should have to answer for herself, and herself alone.

    @ Kris: Am I mistaken that the foxnews website has a section called poptars that is devoted to celebrity gossip? Clearly they are above such trivial matters...

    September 17, 2009 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Aloma

    I think she did the right thing by not answering regarding Kanye the situation did not involve her and because she is dating him or whatever (friends etc.) does not mean she has to answer any questions regarding him. You put your mouth on someone or speak about someone you will get burned (meaning it could come back to bite you. Well done Rose!

    September 17, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  69. pokoLA

    So true, about Kanye's actions being racist.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Annleah

    No she shouldn't talk cause she probably doesn't even know him that well-she's just some groupie.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  71. AMOS

    You guys are all really crazy! This happened Sunday night. It was an AWARD show (not reality). Was he wrong, (heck to the Ya!!!) Was it interesting to comment that night and the next day at the water cooler, (Heck to the Ya!!) Should it consume your life four to five days later (Do you have a life??) This is crazy, this is un-real and this is why this society and world is screwed up. We should be discussing Health Care, the war in the Middle East, fixing the Economy and fixing the Education problems we have. For the media to waste valuable time with this story, proves they think we are stupid and the news and the things they report and find important proves that everything is dumbing down!!

    September 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  72. pokoLA

    Did anyone know who this woman was before she started dating Kanye?
    Right. He is her meal-ticket.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Griffin

    She should not have to answer for him, but what he did was as racist a thing I ever saw!

    September 17, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Lady

    Louis are you saying "guilt by association? I am unclear on what you are saying. If I understand your point correctly then if the tables are turned then if we have a question for Prez Obama we should ask his wife? You are responsible for you. I am responsible for me. What your wife or my husband says or does isn't our responsibility.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  75. JBLAWSON

    Forget about Kanye – she should have explained that snake print body stocking! She looked like a boa that swallowed a whole cow!

    September 17, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Amy

    Why should she have to answer for what her jackass boyfriend pulled?

    September 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Michelle

    She's not his wife, his mother, or his keeper, so why should she answer questions about him? It would be a courtesy if she had, but she chose not to. Leave her alone, and ask Kanye himself if you really want to know.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  78. nichelle

    no it is not her place to put his info out like that. come on now!

    September 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Alan

    No, I think Kanye needs to answer questions about Kanye. The problem is, Kanye probably doesn't have any answers right now.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Louis

    Lady September 17th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

    When did we go back to being defined by the men we are with? What year does the press think it is that they would ask if we think a woman should answer for the stupid things men do?
    ----------------------
    Well, I guess you are all for a date with Hitler, Painting the town red with Charles Manson, and/or a good game bobbing for apples with Geofry Daumers.

    It may not be the lady that is committing the atrocity (and many times it is), but choosing to be with them knowing who they are, DOES show how morally bankrupt the 'partner' is as well.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Kurt in Ca

    No, she didn't make them. But if she had in class, she would kick him between the legs and dump him on national tv.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  82. American Pie

    Why hasnt anyone said anything about how tacky and tasteless it was for him to walk the red carpet and around the arena with a bottle of liquor in his hand and walk around asking if anyone wants a swig? I know it was the VMA"s but coe on! Kayne has no class. No taste. It just ghettos everything up, including her. I guess once ghetto trash, always ghetto trash. Money doesnt buy class obviously. SIckening.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  83. L Tutt

    What more can you said? Kanye West needs to step back and take a long hard look at himself and the road he is traveling,

    September 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  84. MissKandi

    Amber Rose is not responsible for his actions and is probably just a long for the ride. The more he acts out the more she gets seen.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Donna

    So very true!! Taylor Swift has accomplished more at 19 and has more talent in her little fingernail that Punk Kanye will ever have. She didn't need this, and I guarantee she will move on like it never happened. And she will go on long after The Punk Kanye is long forgotten. Its not about Country vs Rap–its about talent and maturity vs . . . . . . . .well, none of the above.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Lady

    When did we go back to being defined by the men we are with? What year does the press think it is that they would ask if we think a woman should answer for the stupid things men do?

    September 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Danny

    I can not understand how Kanye West can not be accused of being a racist after the stunt he pulled at the award show the other night. If the shoe had been on the other foot the media would be trying to hang that poor little girl he treated so poorly. Instead he gets invited to talk to Jay Leno. Which makes you understand how screwed up Hollywood is with the gay agenda they put out.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Renee

    Guess what people.. No one owes us an explanation for anything. Kanye didn't owe US an explanation and he has every right to walk down the red carpet anyway he chooses.

    If law enforcement, security and officials at MTV didn't stop him, he had every right to continue. While open container laws prevail in LA, this happened in NYC.

    If he chooses to embarrass himself and ruin his career he's entitled to do that as well. As far as a nationwide audience, YOU knew the possibilities when you decided to watch so SHUT UP and keep it moving. I'm guessing that most of u didn't buy his music previously, so he won't miss your $14.99 now.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  89. bob

    why is this on CNN? i thought CNN was about NEWS.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Kris

    Stories on Amber Rose would not end up on FOX News,,, why? Because us Republicans do not care about Amber! Kanye got a little bit of coverage on FOX but CNN is over-doing it as usual. I think there's more important stuff going on rather than "What does Kanye's woman think?""

    This media has become a pathetic turkey shoot. Silly.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jeffrey J.

    Kanye is Jackass. Who cares about that big loser any way.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  92. ksm

    Who cares....I agree with Rachael......

    What in the hell is she wearing? Did she really leave the house thinking she looked good? WRONG...she is a stripper & always will be!

    As far as Kanye....I think the whole thing was a publicity stunt masterminded by Kanye alone. As far as that goes....he is doing a pretty damn good job because everyone is still talking about it.
    Wrong...yes
    Disrespectful....yes
    Should he be forgiven.....that is up to each individual. Taylor Swift accepted his apology so I feel like everyone just needs to move on & worry about something important!

    As far as the question at hand....I don't really care what she has to say!!

    September 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  93. mtsky

    Rap is already viewed as an aggressive presentation of current events, all be it one sided, ...to that notion Kanye may have started an extreme backlash not only against him as a bully...totally dissing the helpless young (white) girl but the catagory of music as well

    September 17, 2009 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jamey

    I have no clue who this woman is.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  95. cmoursler

    For all you nimrods who think Taylor Swift owes her fame to Kanye west, you should know...she outsells mr. west. By quite a bit. So if anybody should be thanking anyone for a boost in attention, it's Kanye. How do you people live thinking the only world is rock and hip hop. There is a whole swath of the country that doesn't think boorish idiots incapable of singing are the end all be all of the entertainment industry. Taylor swift is known and loved by millions of country music fans, the fact that she translated over to pop music is kudos for her. When has Kanye west translated to country....NEVER.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Dawn, NYC

    Why should Amber Rose care? Not long ago before Kanye, she was making her living as a low budget stri/pper and now she's semi-famous.
    She's willing to endure his childish antics because he's paying the bills.
    Hasn't anyone seen the pics of the 2 swigging liquor together at the awards ceremony? They were made for each other!

    September 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Holly

    No, Kayne is responsible for his own self. In response to Kayne...4 words: Hurt people hurt people

    September 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Casey

    I am so tired of this boy and I've never even heard his music. He needs to go into rehab or something because I am tired of his childish crap! He needs a serious timeout!! Grow up or seek help!

    September 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Whatever

    I'm with Mark. I never even heard of Taylor Swift until this fiasco took place. I've never been a fan of Kanye or Beyonce either. I just plain don't care. I'm sure "poor little" Taylor will do just fine. If anything, all this public sympathy will sell more records for her, so the karma all balances out.

    As for Kanye's girlfriend - NO, she doesn't have to answer for him, as she is not responsible for his behavior. However, I would not be surprised if she dumps him soon.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jake, McKenzie, TN

    I'm a man. I take responsibility for my own actions. My mate/partner has no need to answer for me.

    That said, if I EVER find my brain cells so fried for any reason that I behave like Kanye West, I would hope my mate/partner would kick me square in the ass and tell me to man up.

    September 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  101. mo,bonke

    No, i think every one carries his or her own cross , Kanye made mistake and he apologized so we better move on. Amber Rose has nothin to do with kanye behaviour but only to pray for him to change and life go on

    September 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Katie

    Number one he is a rapper. Number two it was MTV. Number three "who cares". I don't think it would have been a big deal if it was someone other than Taylor Swift, she is the sweetest thing and has this glow of innocense to her. I'm sure if he interrupted Lit'l Kim, it would be like "oh that Kayne". Stop all this ruckus. What are our troops up too. What about the starving children. Let's go on. I'll still listen to him. He is a great artist.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Marcus

    Kanye did Taylor a favor. Not many people outside of country music new who she was. Now the whole worls knows her...

    September 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Laura

    I certainly don't think she needed to answer. Sometimes the best response is to not respond at all. Lord knows she must want to distance herself from that situation, and replying to the question would have invited dialogue, and potentially debate. If it were me, I'd have done the same. It's actually nice to see someone capable of just shutting up!

    September 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Chad

    Who cares? Seriously, some of the stories on celebrities and the media attention and the questions asked.........drives me craaaaaaaaaazy! Who cares if she should have answered or not? Is this seriously the only story you could find to type up today?

    September 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Debra

    What are Kanye's excuses for all the other times he's jumped on stage when he doesn't win?? I think he's narcistic. Even on Jay Leno – it was all about him. Boo hoo!!! I think he should be restrained by a straight jacket at every award event he attends. This may stop his disrupting rude, ignorant, immature behavior. I think he would be outraged if someone dared to come on stage and take his award away. Kanye – go away!!!

    September 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  107. David

    Once again West proves he is an arrogant ass. What would West have done if someone grabbed the mic from him if he ever wins an award. I can guaranty it would not be pretty. West is a punk, plain an simple. West's ego is so out of control that he basically gave the finger to all the people who voted for the winner over what ever her name is. I do not watch award sshow because they are just another promotion that people are fooled to what by whatever industry is putting it on. It is trite, garbage.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Rachael

    all i have to say is...... what in the hell is she wearing?!?!?!

    September 17, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Dee

    I'm more interested in why she was even involved in a fashion event. Her look is not good and for shock value only. Who cares about Kanye? He's lost his way and needs a reality check by falling off the music charts.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Carol

    I had to comment on Ms. Amber Rose. During her and Kanye's unforgettable and ghetto trek down the red carpet she decided to act like the gutter snipe she is and swig out of the bottle (what a lady! NOT!!!). I do not think she has any class and hopefully sooner than later she will be put out with the rest of the trash. So yes she should answer because she was acting as classless and disgusting as he was and she is far from being an innocent bystander.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  111. DYNACORD

    Help me out here! Is being an ASS and doing really stupid sensless stuff part of a rappers mentallity? How come they can't act like a normal human being? You can't tell me they learn to act this way from their Momma's that they so reverently speak off all they time.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  112. brownsie

    Oh, and he homie girl looks real tacky drinking out the bottle.
    No Class for either of them.
    Very unprofessional, ugly, tacky, and down right rude.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Karen

    Why does the media have to ask us this? What do they care? I know I don't care about this drunk fool. Are they running out of tasteless stories and this is their only way to keep sick pups in the spotlight?

    The media seems worse than the mafia ever was. They own all of us in so many ways.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  114. 2Die4

    We all can only answer for ourselves, it's not her place to try and justify what Kanye says or does. His actions speak loud enough. He's a racist heading for trouble. Hope he can turn it around before it's to late.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  115. brownsie

    I hope Kanye will take a look at this and see it is not a pretty picture.
    And I betcha he will stop running on stage taking over somebody's spotlight.
    Maybe this is a wake up call.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Jenn

    Can we move on???? She has nothing to do with the situation!

    The media sucks sometimes!

    September 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Dan

    The only thing missing in the pic of Kanye boozing it up is the brown paper bag.

    Also, do I sense a visit to a celebrity rehab. facility in the near future for Kanye? Yes I do and his alcohol excesses will be blamed for his dirtbag behavior at the VMA's.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  118. My Name

    Um, Jay B? I'm a woman and I have a severe allergic reaction to jerks, so don't go lumping all women together in that statement. I'd rather be alone the rest of my life with 87 cats than spend 5 minutes in the presence of a jerk like Kanye West. Or a man who states that all women like "rich jerks". Perhaps you are a poor jerk yourself?

    September 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Richard

    She does not need to say anything about Kayne West. Just look at the above photo. He is swigging a 40 oz bottle of hard liquor in public, trying to say "look at me". For entertainers like him, any publicity is publicity, good or bad. He is on his way out and pulling that stunt on the MTV awards show was as low as you could be. He doesn't care what people think, yes he did supposively appoligize not like he meant it. He stole the lime light from a young successful artist receiving a presigious award. That moment in time is lost to her, the first major award she received, why... because Kayne West doesn't care what people think of him. He saw the opportunity to grab the mic from a new singer in the fray so that he could get free air time that he knew he would get any other way.
    Kayne next time wait till Metalica accepts an award and see how long you last on stage trying to steal their air time.
    Kayne West should be known as "Payne in the a$$"
    So unfortunity the media will keep feeding this to the public and give him what he wanted, attention.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Donna

    Can we please stop giving that punk any more attention? He's been acting like this long before his mom ever passed away so he needs to quit using it as an excuse now. Jennifer Hudson's whole family was MURDERED and she has every bit as much class and grace now as she ever had before–oh, and she also has talent. Uhmm-all the things Punk Kanye has never had. Whenver I hear about his "talent" I want to scream WHAT TALENT?!?!?!? Kanye West–Taylor Swift–Jennifer Hudson–Beyonce– hmmmm. . . . . . . .one of those names is a joke.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Cari

    She is only with Kayne for publicity so why not answer questions? I mean check out her outfit and stupid haircut, that isnt someone who wants attention?? She is probably as crazy as he is.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  122. James

    If I were her I would count my blessing and get the hell away from him–He is a disgusting person who is so self centered he has no room for anyone in his life but a "It's All About Me" attitude.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  123. ihatehos

    She's probably just a ho, just like the women he and all the other hip-hop stars, glorify in their videos. She's probably paid by Kanye to do whatever Kanye wants, which is to look sexy and keep her mouth shut until she gets home, if she wants to get paid.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Anne

    Dave, I believe you are correct in that some of these commentors had no idea who Kanye West was until all this stuff. Heck, who is/was Amber Rose until she caught the arm of Mr. West? That being said, please explain to me your comment – "That is what rappers do." Is there a book, movie or reading that states a rapper has to be rude, ignorant, arrogant, obnixious?

    What you do behind closed doors is your own business. But when you involve other people (not to mention an entire industry on national television), you have definitely gone overboard with the B.S. It's not the first time he has acted rude, ignorant, arrogant, obnixous.

    As Jay Leno said the other night, what would his mother have said or think about all of this?

    September 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  125. JP

    I have always been a fan of Kanye's music. I think he is very talented and I have all of his CDs. However, I don't care if he interrupted Taylor's speech for one second or one minute ....it was rude!! Actions ALWAYS speak louder than words. His actions were inappropriate and unwarranted and yes, I also DRINK. I don't use alcohol as an excuse for anything I do or have done. It was not his place or his moment. He made himself look like a jackass on national TV and OH WELL....he has to live with the repercussions and I don't care if he has apologized five hundred times. He still has to live with his actions and the fact that people are talking about it. He decided to make a jackass out of himself in front of millions of people. I'm sure Taylor has moved on and Beyonce is such a class act. Yes, I like the new JZ CD. It is great and Kanye is even on one of the tracks. I still like it...but he and only he decided to show the world he is a jackass....so he must deal with it!!! So everyone talk about it if you feel like it!!!!

    September 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Theada Palmer

    Obviously Dave you are a drinker and/or rapper or complete idiot! Such comments are so not deserving to Taylor, did Kanye think his celebrity status is so over the top he can do as he pleases, when he pleases, where he pleases? PULEASE, Drinking out of a bottle, celebrity or not is so uncouth, what gave him the right to act like an ass? Yes, apologies were given, what else could he do at this point? If he can't control his drinking, then he needs to seek help. Life goes on, with Kanye still the ass, sadly.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  127. MusicJunkie

    No not really.
    Kanye West should answer questions about Kanye West because only he knows why he acts and behaves the way he does.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Sian

    Not about his beahvior but about her judgement for linking ams with someone who finds it "cool" to swig alcohol in front of TV cameras for the world to see.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  129. GOOD COME UP

    this lady Amber Rose is the ultimate come up story, she went from being a local stripper, unknown, and as of today still a lesbian, to being famous and gaining a ford modeling contract, all because she has been seen with Kanye for the last few months, if that is not one of the ultimate american story lol i dont know what is , boiiiiiiii she came up
    Only in america can you come up that fast, and get money that fast, reality tv stars, strippers, hotel heirs, adult video vixens, gotta love the good ol USA.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  130. GT

    HA! She's was in a Ludacris video before Kanye.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Kim

    What amazes me is that now Amber Rose is being honored? What????? All she is known for is being Kanye's girlfriend...oh, and a stripper. Suddenly she's legit because she is dating Kanye? Look, it was completely obvious from Kanye's interview with Jay Leno, that he has not dealt with his mother's death. He needs to take some time off and get some help. I seriously doubt that if his mother were alive he would be dating a stripper. Amber Rose will be gone in 60 seconds when Kanye gets the help he needs. But what do I know – just speculation. Kanye is a train wreck at the moment – drinking on the red carpet, stomping on a young girl's big moment and dating a stripper. I hope he gets the help he so desperately needs.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  132. The Truth

    Actually it appears as though Amber is a very smart woman. She is actually gay and prefers women. She is only using Kanye for the publicity. Look it up, she has been photographed with numerous beautiful women she has dated. This is 2009. All the beautiful women are with other women.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Kris

    Why would any photog or member of the press care what Amber Rose thinks? Does anyone know where this woman came from? I would think that maybe she's just accompanying Kanye to the VMAs to get herself seen and noticed, and maybe they're not an item. I've seen her with him at past events and she just seems like arm candy, and that's it. I don't see any real chemistry with these two.

    and ENOUGH with this story on Kanye!!!!! This is not worth all of the media attention it's got... pathetic. Let's move on shall we?

    September 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Michele

    Kanye seemed to say all he needed to say on Jay Leno... so long as he apologizes to Miss Swift, we should move on. Seriously. There are more pressing issues than the thoughts of a woman who owes her "fame" to a man who probably needs some time off.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  135. mark

    never heard of her before the vma. does kanye's fall translate into her rise?

    September 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Raul

    What I don't understand is how anyone allowed Kanye on the red carpet with an open bottle of liquour. Kanye should have been ejected from the event before it even started-it is still illegal to walk around with open liquour bottles in California. We need to hold celebrities accountable to the law!

    September 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Dave

    I think everyone that has commented on this topic so far, are people who pay no attention to Kanye West until a big story like this surfaces. To answer the question, NO, Amber Rose should not have to answer questions about Kanye, or any other person for that matter. If you want answers about this situation, ask Kanye. Go to the source. As for what actually happened at the VMA's... it was incredibly rude and disrespectful, but Kanye has since made many public and private apologies to all parties invovled. Taylor Swift got her moment at the end of the show, and the Kanye interruption was the most exciting part of the whole award show. Great for the entertainment media, and he had a bottle of liquor because this was a party, and he was partying. I don't see the problem with someone who is nominated for awards at a "big" award show to want to do a little "celebrating". Besides, he is a rapper. That is what rappers do. It really wasn't that big of a deal. We all need to turn our attention to something that matters. Poor Taylor Swift, she got 10 sec of a speech cut short. I'm sure she wasn't upset for very long when she realized how much money and fame she has. Deal with it.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Sarah

    Celebrity by Brad Paisley says it all... for Kanye and a few others. Get real celebrities... even Brad and Angelina know to give back to the community and control behavior (now at least). Grow up. So many have so little and you have so much and here is a good example of takign from others even other celebritites. It is so disgusting.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Lili

    No. I don't believe she is obligated to speak on Kanye West's behalf. She is not responsible for him. They are grown people who happen to be dating and enjoying each other's company. I think questions like this are silly.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Jay B.

    Most women like rich jerks, or jerks period.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Double F

    YES!!!! I am curious to know how she felt about his behavior. Does she agree with it or did she dump his stupid $*#@ when the show was over. I bet not. I mean she was swiggin from the bottle, too. She may be just as classless as he is.

    September 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Harlan

    I think That she should answer the Question , now that she's with a famous person (boyfriend) and walking on the " red carpet "
    If you pay attention perhaps Kanye west is single and shes just a friend who accompanied him.
    Kanye west was Rude on the VMA , He can't hide hes nature !!!
    He's a Drunk and Stupid .

    September 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  143. UNIQUE1

    Debra, perhaps she loves him.

    Dan W, I agree

    Deb, his name is President Obama

    Jack, Phoenix, how do we know he's drunk? The bottle could just be a prop. We don't know whether the top is off or not.

    Marcia Cuffe, I agree. He does need help.

    LBW, I agree as well

    My comment, no she shouldn't.

    September 17, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  144. c

    shes an adult, so is he( although he may not act like it) she doesnt have to answer /account for his behavior, but she should RUN, not walk away, asap. debra nailed it, if that is how he treats others, then what is he gonna do to you/her?

    September 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  145. LBW

    Would I answer the questions? No. Would I date a man walking around swigging a bottle of booze like he is king of the world? No.

    September 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  146. marcia cuffe

    Kane West is going through something. It is obvious he was seen drinking from some kind of bottle. It is my believe that Kane needs to take time off. To work out whatever problem is going on with him. Sometimes we are in pain and do not even know that we are in pain, Folks in pain are often times the ones to cause pain. We should all cut him a break, yes he did some thing not very nice. Who among us that have not made a mistake. Don't get me wrong, I do not agree with his behavior. Kane just need to get help, and move on. Some one in his family needs to get that young man help, before he self distruck.

    September 17, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Jack Phoenix, Az

    Hey , you date a punk then you have to expect to answer for him, especially if he is soooooo drunk out of his mind.

    September 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Deb

    That's all just a bunch of Hoooeeeyyyy! Seriously people......
    There is absolutely nothing real about all of that lifestyle.... It is hedonistic and vulgar mostly....Even though many people are on the bandwagon to look and behave this way, doesn't make it right. Mr. Obama was correct in his evaluation of the behaviour abounding.....
    Sorry folks.... I wish this part of our society would just start respecting themselves and other people.

    September 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  149. dan w.

    Not sure abut that but I am sure I want a partner who will pull my coattail and tell me to think about the ramifications of my actions.

    September 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Debra

    No I think if she is smart she should run as fast and far as she can. If he treats a stranger that way, how is going to treat you? RUN!

    September 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |

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