LISTEN: Angel Haze Raps About Sexuality And Abuse On Her Cover of 'Same Love'
By Mikelle Street
Angel Haze's newest freestyle is tear inducing. The Detroit rapper recently released a cover of Macklemore's hit "Same Love" in which she shares the heartbreaking story of her mother finding out about her sexuality.
Haze opens the song with "Hi mom, I'm really scared right now but I have to..." before plunging into an autobiographical verse revealing the rejection she faced when her mother realized she was gay at age 13.
The artist revealed via Twitter that her mother found out by stalking her, telling a story that many teenagers have experienced but might never be able to speak about.
Ultimately, the song is one of empowerment, as Haze raps:
This is for you, for knowing who you are
For never letting your magic outside of your heart
Be you, be brave and understand that things do change
I accept you for you, when I don't understand
And I love you for you because this is who I am.
This isn't the first time Haze opens up about her sexuality: Her song "Cleaning Out My Closet," in which she goes into details about being sexually abused as a child, made waves upon its release last year.
Haze's "Same Love" is part of her "30 Gold" series that will lead up to her debut album Dirty Gold, which is slated for a 2014 release.