The rapper admits she dresses like she's "going to a funeral every day."
(Photo: Vogue UK, March 2014)
Angel Haze is on the come-up and the 22-year-old rapper has nabbed a fashion feature with British Vogue's March issue to add to her collection. Inside, she poses in funky looks that show off her self-titled "pan-sexual" style and talks about not caving in to other's fashion suggestions.
"People try to tell me what to wear — that hyper-sexualized look. I'm usually a very covered up person, but when I first started, so many people said you need to dress sexier. I was like, 'Dude, I weigh 102 pounds. I look like a f--king teenager; there is nothing here at all,'" she said.
What she does love is black, almost funereal ensembles that make her look depressed when she's actually quite happy.
"Usually, I think my style says, 'Don't f--king talk to me.' I don't look good in color, so I only wear black — maybe a spot of color on my shoes," Haze said. "I dress like I'm going to a funeral every day, like I'm f--king depressed. I'm actually super happy; I'm like rainbows and s--t. I've learned recently over the past two years, that your sense of style is a way of projecting what's inward outward into the world."
Haze, who grew up in an abusive household with a "cult-like religious family," also shared her wish to help troubled teens who are living in hard situations like she did.
"I have plans for charitable outreaches. I want to start a house for troubled teens who are in abusive homes or don't feel loved and launch a scholarship fund for the homeless. I know it sounds like Miss America, but I do really mean it."
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