Here at FAB, we truly adore hip hop’s most PDA-licious couple that is Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose so we were delighted to see the parents to be grace the cover of October/November issue with a special interview by XXL editor-in-chief, Vanessa Satten, and revealing classic portraits by Sarah McColgan. Inside the couple talk openly about how they met, being a celebrity couple in hip-hop, their excitement about becoming parents and being in love, what family and friends think about their union and details on Wiz’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, O.N.I.F.C. [Only Nigga In First Class].
Wiz On Getting Together With Amber:
“I love my baby. She’s gorgeous and it makes me look even cooler when I show how much I love her to other people… When I met Amber, she loved me for who I was. I had some money, but it was like to pay my bills and literally set myself up for a future. But I was wearing the same camo shorts and high-tops and Chucks. But she liked my swag and she liked me for who I was and I wasn’t afraid of that… She didn’t wanna date any entertainers or anybody in the business. She didn’t know who she wanted to be with, but she knew who she didn’t wanna be with.”
Wiz On Recording His New Album With Amber At Home:
“I just gotta do it. The most important thing is knowing that she is there and I have to tend to my babies. This is my first child ever in life. I gotta go hard at everything. As hard as I go in the studio, I gotta go just as hard taking care of my baby and making sure she’s alright, and I’m spending time with her and she doesn’t feel neglected.”
Amber On Giving Birth:
“I’m so ready. I’m going all-natural. I’ve decided that I’m going to have an all-natural water birth. No medicine. I want those bragging rights! The next time Wiz has a stomachache or anything, I’ll say, ‘I popped out a baby all-natural.’”
Amber On Wiz:
“[H]e’s just a genuine sweet guy. And that’s what made me fall in love with him. And I just said, “You know what, I don’t care if he’s a rapper.” I don’t care if people say, “Oh, you’re a gold-digger.” I don’t care if people say, “Oh, you went from one rapper to another,” or whatever. I love him. I don’t look at him as a rapper. I look at him as Cameron Thomaz, not even Wiz Khalifa. I just fell so deeply in love with him, I didn’t care what anyone says.”
While we are all starry-eyed, let’s have a quick look at the couple’s relationship history.
After splitting from West last year, Rose promised herself never to get involved with another man in the music industry. In fact in an interview in January 2010, Rose was quoted as saying, “As of right now, I don’t believe in marriage. I was raised by a single mother, so I don’t feel I need to be married to be happy and live my life.”
All this, however, changed when she met 23-year-old Wiz. Their relationship started out as a business connection, in which Rose gifted Khalifa with a pair of glasses from her forthcoming sunglasses line. They later formed a friendship that blossomed into something more.
The first sign of their relationship came in January 2011 when Amber Rose tweeted, “I need my baby. I’m so in LOVE I don’t care what anyone says that’s my baby I found happiness my heart is with Cam.”
In just a year, Amber had changed her tune. When asked about her relationship during her recent appearance on Foxxhole Radio in March 2011, Amber responded, “He’s my favorite person in the whole world. I like to spend a lot of time with him and we have fun together. He’s really a real positive person, great personality and everyone who meets him, loves him. He’s really, really dope.”
The same month her boyfriend echoed similar sentiments in an interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez. “It’s pretty serious. I really, really dig her,” Wiz stated. “People think it’s an image thing and that we’re just doing it to be crazy, but like, for real, for real, it’s just two great people meeting at a good time.”
“We just like to crack jokes and stuff like that. She’s very down to earth, she’s very realistic, and that’s the way that I am. Just seeing stuff for what it is and not being blinded by the lights. [...] She is womanly. I need that,” he continued.
On Amber’s old high-profile relationship with Kanye West, the Pittsburgh rapper said, “That’s just life. Individuals grow apart from each other and then they grow with other people, and there’s no tension or anything that’s gonna happen. I would never ever, ever be involved in that situation because that has nothing to do with me.”
Only two months after this interview, in May 2011, Wiz was once again fending off slights that he was dating Kanye’s leftovers. “You can’t judge a person by who they were with before,” said Wiz. “If I’d done that, I would’ve missed out on a great person. There are tons of people who were with somebody and then went on to be with somebody else who they really found love with.” A sentiment which would be repeated by his girlfriend wen she said in in interview with NYPost, “If Wiz felt insecure about me dating Kanye, I wouldn’t be with him today. Everyone is someone’s sloppy seconds, unless you’re a virgin.”
By May 2012, during Wiz’s UK tour, it was clear that Wiz was anything but insecure openly talking about Amber as his future wife at Kojo & Max’s Choice Breakfast - “She’s definitely the last girl I’m going to be with.”
Meanwhile miles away back in the US, Amber appeared on the cover of KING and revealed in an exclusive that she didn’t view Wiz as a “downgrade” from Kanye West.
“There’s no comparison in personalities. You know when people say how do you go from Kanye to Wiz Khalifa, that’s a downgrade. But the only question I can ask them is: have you ever dated Kanye? Because I have, and believe me, I did not downgrade at all. Not in any aspect, at all,”she said.
Fast forward a few months to August, the shaven headed beauty revealed she felt just as serious about her beau as he was about her when her thoughts turned to marriage. In an interview with Global Grind, Rose said, “We’re definitely going to get married and have babies. Not right now because we’re still busy and we still want to enjoy each other first. We want to go on vacation, travel and just enjoy each other company, but he’s definitely the one. We’re definitely going to lay it down and get it done.”
While naked pictures of their girlfriend would ruffle any man’s confidence in a future together, Wiz proved once again in September that year, he’s not your average man when he ran to his girl’s rescue by saying that regardless of what people think about her and the photos, he still loves her.
In an interview with Sister 2 Sister, Wiz said, “I could see if that was what she was doing while I’m with her or something like that and it was in a disrespectful way, but it’s nothing like that. It’s not even, like, the pictures or her past is a raunchy past. She did what she had to do. There’s plenty of powerful women who overcame that, and that’s what she really is, an example of what work and faith in God, you know what I’m saying, can get you into a positive situation. You can make a positive out of a negative.
The biggest misconception about Amber is that she wants attention. Everybody thinks that she does stuff for attention and that she loves attention, but she’s really, really reserved and shy. She just gets attention ’cause she’s dope.”
The couple hit the first anniversary milestone on January 7 and Amber took to her Twitter account to wish Wiz a happy one-year anniversary. “Happy 1 Year Anniversary @RealWizKhalifa!!” she tweeted. “I Love u with all my heart & soul u bring me so much joy & happiness 2 my life Ir amazing, talented…& a True Gentleman.” He responded by wishing her a happy anniversary as well.
Five days on, Amber appeared on MTV’s RapFix Live and talked about how much she loved Wiz. “I cook him breakfast every morning,” she said. “I rub his feet, I give him kisses.”
The following month the couple hit the red carpet at the 54th annual Grammy Awards and entertained questions about their rumored engagement. We didn’t have to wait much longer for the news though as only weeks later on 1 March Wiz took to his Twitter account to drop a bombshell. “She Said Yes!!!” he wrote, a photo of Amber’s hand with a gigantic ring on it accompanying the tweet.
Since first comes love, then comes engagement, then come Amber and Wiz with a baby carriage when Amber took to sporting dark roots, head wraps and loose dresses, Taylor Gang, Rosebud and Rosestuds all contemplated the possibility of Amber being pregnant. But the model was not likely to spill the beans just yet and neither was her man. When asked in August about pregnancy rumours, Wiz managed to keep a straight face saying, “she will have my baby in life, and you guys will know when she’s pregnant.”
The couple finally shared the news backstage at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. “We found out this summer, and it was more of a celebration than anything,” the rapper “I did a backflip; she was doing this little dance that we made up.” Rose chimed in: “It’s called the monkey butt dance!”
Soon after in true Amber style the excited mum to be took to her Twitter to share a picture of her baby bump with fans, “Good morning Rosebuds & Rosestuds Our lil wizbud Is growing so fast ” she tweeted giving them the first glimpse of her ‘Wizbud.’
It is this openness about their relationship and their focus on what they value most in their lives over rumours and mud-slinging from exes and media that make this couple FAB in our opinion, and we can’t help bud go ‘Aaaaaww’ at their declarations of love for each other (maybe not so much the PDAs)
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