Up-and-coming rapper Angel Haze doesn’t think that America can quite cope with a prominent interracial gay couple. Particularly not a lesbian one. Speaking to the Independent newspaper she suggested that her relationship with Ireland Baldwin was “just weird for American right now”.
Why does she think this? According to Haze it’s all about the press coverage the couple have received since going public. Despite posting numerous photos of the pair clearly showing they’re not “just friends”, the media don’t report it that way:
Angel Haze goes on to suggest it’s the fact that she and Baldwin have a healthy adult sex life that some people just can’t handle:
“There are still certain limitations for women. If we were two guys, it’d be insane, negatively insane with the attention. With us, it’s all being very positive. The media are like, ‘Oh they’re so cute, they’re best friends’. An interracial gay couple, I mean that’s just weird for America right now. We f**k and friends don’t f**k. I have never f**ked one of my friends. Once I see you in that way, it doesn’t happen. But we f**k and it’s crazy and that’s weird to say because I think about it in terms of an audience reading it and them thinking, ‘What the hell?’ But it happens.”
She’s also asked the question so ubiquitous it must be a staple in “How to Interview Women 101” : Are you a feminist? Her answer is fierce (though also somewhat ambivalent):
“Sometimes. When I see a woman under fire just for being a woman, when a woman is told she can’t do something because she’s a woman… That’s dumb to me. That’s when I become the most radical feminist you’ll ever see, I’m willing to chew of the limbs of you and your family just to regain equality. Other than that I’m more of a narcissist, things I care about as an individual, rather than groups-orientated things.”
If you want to read the full interview, which covers her thoughts on Kanye (loves him), her mother (doesn’t much care for her) and depression amongst musicians you can do so here.
You can also listen to an amazing cover she did of Beyonce’s Drunk in Love here.