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Angel Haze Would Love To Work With The Smiths

November 9, 2012 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with The Quietus, Angel Haze said that she would like to collaborate with The Smiths. Here are highlights:

On who she wants to collaborate with: “Jason Mraz, and I think as far as I’m concerned, and as far as he’s concerned, that’s been set up. So I’m really excited about that. That’s really the only person I have a genuine desire to work with. I like The Smiths – I would love to do a song with The Smiths, because they are so sonically different. And they just go into that little rampage where they’re just super fucking loud and noisy and I think it would be really cool. I don’t know, I’ll guess I’ll save that for some kaleidoscope theory I have.”

On why pansexuality and bisexuality are still an issue: “Well, in America, it’s Christianity, it’s homophobia, it’s people thinking that you can’t do these things, god has said it is wrong. It’s not anyone with the willingness to accept a person for who they are, no matter what colour, shade or whatever… It’s like, with me, I accept everyone, because I don’t give a fuck what you do in your private life. If I’m not having sex with you, it’s none of my business, and it’s also none of anybody else’s business. So in a sense, I don’t see any reason for it to come up – I didn’t wake up one morning and decide to tell the world that I was a black woman with a vagina – it doesn’t really matter, no one cares. So at the end of the day, it’s always the concept of god in religion and what’s wrong and what the fucking Pope says.”

On why she began to love rap: “Eminem. His angsty fucking emotionally-lucid and expressive ways. If he was angry, you knew he was angry and just to what degree he was angry; if he loved someone, you knew how much he loved them. Listening to a song, you’re just like “damn, either he’s crazy or this is some great shit”. And then there was Kanye West and after that I stopped really being influenced for a while. Nowadays, it’s really hard to influence me, so it’s kind of like I have my catalogue from back then.”

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