By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Always one to be honest, Angel Haze spoke candidly on her sexual identity during an appearance on Fusion TV. The rapper was asked if she identified with pansexuals or people “who love across a spectrum.” “It exactly is…If I had to identify, that is the term I’d use to describe how I feel,” said Haze.
The rapper maintained that she doesn’t like labels on sexuality and classifies herself moreso for other people. She further explained that her sexual identity has little to do with actual sex and she’s still a virgin. “I see people for who they are…I don’t base all of my relationships off of sex. I’m still a virgin… I care about connecting with people on a deeper level…I want something that’s deep-rooted.”
Earlier this year, Haze addressed critics on Twitter who questioned her preferences. “No. Lol. i am whatever i am when i am it” she said to someone who asked if she was gay.
Her music has also touched upon her sexuality and even her sexual abuse. 2012’s Classick Mixtape was applauded for its openness, especially on the song “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.” “This is one of the most honest songs I have ever done in my entire life, and I was extremely nervous to put it out because of that. I’m anxious, because I don’t know what the response is going to be. I don’t know how crazy it’s going to sound. I literally bared my soul there. So it’s a giant step for me, and hopefully it helps a lot of people,” Haze told the NY Times.