Getting Popular on YouTube
Angel Haze : “I want to say [I started] when I turned 18 actually. I did them when I was in high school, when I went to actual school, and after I was like, ‘You know what? Fuck this.’
"I had like several different aliases, which will go unnamed. I would just delete YouTube accounts. On one of them I have over 2 million views and I just like dropped out of it. I created Angel Haze, and after that it was all said and done for.
I would get a lot of messages that’d be like, ‘Oh, I hate you,’ ‘I hope you die,’ ‘White people stole your land,’ Really off the wall random s**t.
“It was a liberating thing. The Internet is a very malicious place and if you have not noticed, people are really rude there. I would get a lot of messages that’d be like, ‘Oh, I hate you,’ ‘I hope you die,’ ‘White people stole your land,’ ‘You’re not really native. Fuck off, you’re lame,’ and blah, blah, blah. Really off the wall random shit.
"So I made video about I Don’t Give a Fuck Disorder: All of the time you spend writing me messages, I’m not giving a fuck about them and you’re not getting any answers, so stop. Then everyone’s like, ‘Holy shit, dude, you’re funny. Make another video.’
“I make another video about teenage sex and pregnancy. [Laughs.] Horrible. Then as that happened, people continued to ask me to make videos. I do a couple of freestyles, and then people are like, ‘Holy shit, dude, you can rap.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, totally.’ After that, it sort of turned into actual performances.”