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Amber Rose Once ‘Tried Selling Crack’ — Until Someone Told Her She ‘Was Too Pretty’

Long before becoming a model and TV host, Amber Rose tried selling drugs to help support her family.

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“I usually don’t tell people this because I never want to tell a sob story, and there’s so much more that goes into this … but I tried selling crack in my neighborhood,” the 35-year-old admitted on “The Red Pill Podcast With Van Lathan” on Tuesday, January 15.

Rose’s gig ended before it started, though. “[The drug dealers] said I was gonna get robbed, I was a girl and I was too pretty, and it wasn’t gonna happen,” she said. “So … I would bag it up for them. I would weigh it and I would bag up the crack rocks for them and they would throw me some money.”

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The former stripper explained that she was “the queen of the house” at the time because her mom “has been through a lot in her life,” which is why Rose tried getting into the drug scene.

“I need to do what I gotta do to survive,” she said. “Like, it’s been nine years since I [became] famous. I never told that to nobody, you know? Because I just feel like … yeah, I was a stripper and I did what the f–k I had to do to feed my family, and that was kind of always my thing.”

Rose continued, “I don’t really think people understand how ‘hood’ I grew up … the s–t that I had to overcome — and even overcome after I became famous. My life has never been easy.”

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These days, the actress stays busy with her business ventures, activism and mothering her 5-year-old son, Sebastian, whom she shares with ex-fiancé Wiz Khalifa.

“Love and companionship is great,” Rose told Us Weekly exclusively in October 2018. “But other than that, I don’t feel like I need anybody but my son and my family, my health and my happiness.”

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