By Glennisha Morgan
Over the weekend, pansexual rapper Angel Haze released the video for her new single, “Battle Cry”. The track, which features Australian singer Sia comes from her debut album Dirty Gold. Rocking black and purple curly tresses, the Detroit-raised emcee, who just graced the runway during New York Fashion Week, perused through the dessert looking back at a younger version of herself.
Haze, who has consistently rapped about growing up in a cult and inflicting self harm to not feel pain from being raped and sexually assaulted as a child, uses the “Battle Cry” video to visually reveal the demons of her past. For some, the video may be graphic because it touches upon attempted suicide and the act of “cutting,” which is the act of cutting oneself in an attempt to relieve emotional pain.
The “New York” rapper has been praised for openly discussing her childhood trauma and this video is another testament to her bravery. Check it out below.