Angel Haze’s “Cleaning Out My Closet”: Startling Song About Childhood Sexual Abuse

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2012 - 4:40 pm

“Wanted to rip it out and just fucking step on my heart.”

There is really no way to describe “Coming Out Of The Closet” by Angel Haze, her rap about the sexual abuse she’s suffered since the age of seven, other than to say it’s the most intense song about sexual abuse I’ve ever heard. It’s candid, graphic, and heartwrenching. The song (set to the beat of Eminem’s “Cleanin’ Out Of The Closet”) isn’t just about the abuse itself, but also Haze’s ensuing self-loathing of her body and fear of men.  Survivors and people triggered by sexual violence should be warned. Angel Haze’s album Classick comes out October 25th. Listen to “Cleaning Out My Closet” after the jump…