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10/05/2015 12:10 pm ET

Amber Rose Delivers Impassioned Speech About The First Time She Was Slut-Shamed

"I decided to have this slut walk for women who have been through sh*t."

“The first time I ever got slut-shamed I was 14 years old."

That's how Amber Rose started her powerful speech at the SlutWalk event in Los Angeles this past Saturday. The model and artist created the SlutWalk to speak out against slut-shaming and create a safe space for women. 

Rose told the crowd that she was playing the game Seven minutes in heaven the first time she was slut-shamed. "I was in [the closet] with some boy," she said. "We were kissing and he was like 'Hey, you know, you should get down on your knees.' And I said, ‘Why, why would I do that?’ I’m 14 I don’t know what the hell get down on your knees means. He asked me again, and I said 'OK,' and I got down on my knees. And he opened the door."

At the time, Rose said, she didn't realize that this boy was insinuating she was giving him a blow job. Everyone standing outside the closet door gasped at the sight of Rose on her knees in front of the boy. 

"I was extremely slut-shamed by the entire school," Rose said. "I wanted to change schools. I felt like my life was over. It was very difficult for me."

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"As time went on, I got older," Rose went on. "I continuously got slut-shamed." 

Rose said she's been repeatedly shamed for her sexuality, her past relationships and her work as a stripper. 

She described the horrible comments she received about her relationships with rappers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa. "I was extremely slut-shamed, 'nothing but a stripper, why would he ever be interested in me I’m just a bald-headed stripper from Philly,'" she said. "I was a gold-digger, apparently you had to take '30 showers after being with me.'"

After wiping her tears away and a quick kiss on-stage from her mom, Rose finished her speech on a powerful note. "I decided to have this slut walk for women who have been through shit," she said. "And even though I’m out here crying, I want to be the strong person that you guys can look up to.”

 Well done, Amber. 

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