“Angel reps a unique aesthetic that embraces a gender-bending slant, criticizes homophobia, and is purposefully ambiguous about her sexual orientation. Tweets like, “I’m so over people thinking that being gay is a choice…like excuse me, but spreading the work of satan through homosexuality is a calling.” She doesn’t call herself a gay rapper; instead she says she’s pansexual. That chosen descriptor is loaded, both with the fears of penetration that are residual from the violence in her childhood and with romantic relationships Haze has had with other girls. But any definitive explanation for her sexual identity is defiantly ambiguous because Haze makes it that way. She’s sex positive without having sex, and without answering to the people who want to know.
“I’m comfortable with who I am. That took me a long time and I don’t like to pretend. It’s cool because with that attitude comes a whole different side of me that’s really girly.” Angel straddles the boundaries between what is and isn’t considered feminine, what constitutes being or acting “gay” or “straight,” and her unwillingness to explain herself is one of her greatest strengths. When fans question her about her sexuality she understandably reacts, “it’s none of their fucking business.” It’s empowering and feminist in a particular way to see a young artist with the depth and performative confidence like Haze refuse to explain herself.”