The women empowering festival, which is set to be staged on October 6 in Pershing Square in Los Angeles.
Despite its controversial name, the festival is a nonprofit event which advocates for gender equality, ending rape culture, victim blaming, slut and body shaming, and other social injustice issues. The SlutWalk rallies began on April 3, 2011, in Canada after a Toronto police officer suggested that “women should avoid dressing like sluts” as a precaution against sexual assault.
Fanatics of Spice have largely reacted in a positive manner after the Jamaican deejay shared the promotional flyer to her social mediapage, with many seeing it as a positive move despite their distaste for the festival name.
“Perform & get paid of course. But the whole slut walk movement ah pure unadulterated F*ry pon planet Earth,” one fan wrote.
“Amber rose only doing this because she knows Spice will draw a huge crowd. Marketing at its best but me nuh wrong Spice, money affi mek,” another wrote.
However, not all music fans were in support of Spice’s decision to perform at the controversial event.
“No body nah call me slut & mi go! Yuh bright!! I’m not a slut! Im a Jamaican! Address me properly & with likkle class!! No because a how people perform! R*ss bright!! Change the name!! How bout black girls power walk!” one fan expressed.
In recent months, Spice has seen an increase in her popularity on the international scene following her appearance on TV reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.