Model Amber Rose was involved in a scandal earlier this week when nude photos were released by a website that claimed she sent the photos to Nicki Minaj‘s boyfriend. Rose, who dated Kanye West but is now seeing rapper Wiz Khalifa, took to Twitter on Friday to address the graphic photos.
According to Rose, the pics have jeopardized potential business opportunities in addition to simply embarrassing her. She says that the photos were leaked by a former employee, who she caught sifting through them on her personal computer. After she fired the employee, she warned her boyfriend and their families that the photos would likely leak.
“I was gonna wait until my radio show to address this but I want to say this now. I trusted someone that worked 4 me & allowed them to use my laptop a million times, I caught this person sending my pics to themselves and I fired this person immediately.
“Wiz & I & both of our families have known about this for 2 months now. We tried to prepare ourselves for this day. Those pictures r 2 1/2 years old just sitting in my computer. I’m really hurt & embarr#!@%*#ed because I have so many young girls that look up to me. I would never put those pics out of myself.
“The company that I was working with no longer wants to work with me because of these pics and that prevents me from getting money to take care of my family. Its a messed up situation when someone so evil comes into ur life and tries to destroy it. I know I’m not the only girl in the world that has taken pics like that but they were very private. I’m sorry for letting my young Rosebuds down. Pls understand this was a result of trusting a person that didn’t deserve my trust. I have cried for the past 2 days but I know this to shall p#!@%*#. Thank u for all of ur support.”
Minaj weighed in, too, saying, “Ppl rlly believed it? WOW,” and adding, “I don’t address dumb s***. I always assume intelligent ppl understand these ‘stories’ are 4 entertainment purposes only. But KARMA is a bitch. Every lie u print will come back to you & your children in one way or the other. Trust that. & 4 da record, only reason I addressed this is b/c its costing some1 their job.”