Angel Haze Speaks About Her ‘Same Love’ Freestyle

(Matthieu Young for Universal Republic Records)
(Matthieu Young for Universal Republic Records)

After a string of other hits and some viral success earlier in 2013, “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made its second appearance in pop culture this fall, including a VMA win for Best Video With A Social Message. And now it’s gotten a brand new look, courtesy of Angel Haze.

The original track took some heat around the VMAs on Twitter from queer rapper¬†Le1f, who took issue with a couple of straight dudes releasing a song about gay culture and acceptance, with the perception that they spoke on behalf of a community they don’t actually belong to. The Village Voice¬†also posited that the song wasn’t doing much good to effect change in the hip hop community.

And that is why Angel Haze’s freestyle over the track is such a big deal: she’s a black female who identifies as pansexual.

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