Macklemore’s “Same Love” has been one of the most popular tracks of the year for its embrace of same-sex marriage. But when openly queer rapper Angel Haze decided to do a remix of the song, she admittedly “freaked out” because it hit so close to home.
She raps, “At age 13 my mother knew I wasn’t straight/ She didn’t understand but she had so much to say/ She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face/ She said, ‘You’ll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS,” and she closes with the declaration: “No, I’m not gay/ No, I’m not straight/ And I sure as hell am not bisexual/ Damn it, I am who I am when I am it.”
Haze later told her followers on Twitter, “I’ve been struggling with myself a bit and like, I don’t know. If you guys would like to hear it. I would like for you to.”