Angel Haze: My romance with Ireland Baldwin is too ‘weird’ for America

Ireland Baldwin

I had no idea who Angel Haze was until Ireland Baldwin started hanging out with her. This is a picture of Ireland with Angel before her Glastonbury performance on Saturday. These two have been inseparable for a few months (they met shortly after Ireland broke up with Slater Trout). Angel and Ireland didn’t confirm their romance, but they started Instagramming all sorts of coupley things and tweeting sappy/racy stuff at each other. Such as Ireland tweeting, “Don’t let this go to your head, but you’re the best I’ve ever had… @AngelHaze.” Angel responded, “Your body is a canvas, I want to paint it red.” They finally went “official” by smooching for the paps a few weeks ago in Sherman Oaks.

Ireland Baldwin

Cute. Ireland and Angel are in that hot-and-heavy phase where they can’t get enough. I enjoy imagining Alec Baldwin’s reaction to all of the PDA. Alec was already ragey when Ireland dated a boy. Given that Alec is prone to homophobic slurs, god only knows what his reaction is to having a daughter in a same sex relationship.

Angel did an interview with the Independent ahead Glastonbury. She talked a lot about Ireland and media perception of lesbian couples:

On dating Ireland: “I don’t know if there’s like some confirm or deny thing with the way relationships work in the media, but everyone just calls us best friends, best friends for life, like we’re just friends hanging out. It’s funny. It’s rad in some ways, it sucks in others. There are still certain limitations for women. If we were two guys, it’d be insane, negatively insane with the attention. With us it’s all being very positive, the media are like, ‘Oh they’re so cute, they’re best friends.’”

A definite confirmation: “An interracial gay couple, I mean that’s just weird for America right now. We f— and friends don’t f—. I have never f—ed one of my friends. Once I see you in that way, it doesn’t happen. But we do f— and it’s crazy and that’s weird to say because I think about it in terms of an audience reading it and them thinking, ‘What the hell?’ But it happens.”

Love makes her more positive about life: “When you find it love it definitely amends your perspective on certain things. I was dating a guy I really liked about a year ago and being around him and realising so many things about myself totally made me hate the traditional ideas of what a relationship should be, of what romance should be. You go out and you’re searching for this Utopian feeling, butterflies; that thing where you can’t stop thinking about them. It doesn’t have to be so overwhelming.”

[From Independent]

Angel just put it all out there for us. The gossip reaction really has been cutesy about these two, but they are definitely more than friends. I don’t know whether Angel realized how all of the “f—” talk would look (and again, I’d love to see Alec’s reaction), but Angel isn’t happy with being quoted this way. Angel would also like her privacy, thank you. She tweeted a long rant about how “reporters like to take our words, alter them to their benefit and run.” This makes Angel feel like Tupac.

Angel Haze

Here’s Angel performing at Glastonbury.

Ireland Baldwin

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN & Angel Haze on Instagram

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  1. Audrey says:

    She seems kinda obnoxious but they look happy together so good for them.

    I also agree that society is way more accepting of lesbian couples than gay ones. I’m not sure why, something I’ve never understood.

    • Eleonor says:

      I disagree: over the years I’ve noticed how a couple of girls is considered “hot”,an oversexualized way, the emotion aspect of the relationship is often not included.

      • Side-Eye says:

        It sucks for both, Lesbians are fetishized and believe me, so are gay men among women, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people brag about their gay friend, or take any kind of subtext about two guys and make creepy sexual headcanons about them. I think gay/bisexual people in general are hypersexualized(I mean, l can go on and on about how Game of Thrones made OBeryn’s sexuality a caricature) but I do more often see lesbians out and about in public than I see gay men. And I often hear people being nonchalant about lesbianism but then hearing the same people crinkling their nose over gay men.

      • Godwina says:

        The popularity of yaoi alone demonstrates how male-on-male sex is highly objectified by straight women. Not to mention, pretty much all my female friends (and myself) are turned on by it. It’s no secret, for sure. I think we’ve only just seen more “girl on girl” party-girl action* recently because what straight men want (which is seeing ladies get it on, and NOT seeing dudes get it on) still has all the privilege. Catering, catering. Patriarchy, etc. Not a measure of real attractions, IMO.

        *In no way am I implying IB and AH’s relationship is a “show” relationship to earn male validation. In fact, party/show snogging among straight-ID women is pretty rare in the grand scheme of things, and nothing sets me off more than people dismissing young women’s relationships that way–as happened in the Cara thread the other day, sadly, where I saw some pretty awful biphobia in action.

    • Side-Eye says:

      I kinda wrote the same. And I don’t get it either.

    • Linn says:

      Because the society rules are often dictated by men and they think girl on girl is hot and fantasize about threesomes.

      Lesbians often stop being accepted when it’s not two young/attractive women or the guys realize that they truely aren’t interested in men and won’t make out for their pleasure.

      Lesbians aren’t really accepted – they’re objectified.

      • doofus says:

        nail. head.

        that’s it exactly.

      • Nympha says:

        This exactly.

      • kri says:

        Perfect summation @ Linn. The thing I’m wondering is what is Angel saying is “out of context and made up by reporters”? The relationship or it being interracial and too difficult for “Americans” to understand? Looking at those pics, I totally get it. I understand that they look happy. What else do I need to know?

    • Roger says:

      No, lesbians aren’t more accepted. The objectization for pure sexual elements happens but the romantic element is avoided and also there’s discrimination for being women and corrective rape in dramatic cases -And unfortunally also happens in developped countries-

      • Godwina says:

        I agree re. hate crimes, but it’s very interesting to look at the wide world historically from a legal perspective (i.e. who would be arrested and who not arrested for same-sex relationships). There has certainly been a discrepancy there between treatment of gay men and women.

    • Godwina says:

      Historically, and in many parts of the world, it was illegal for men to have sex with each other but not women. SO weird to me, and yet not, knowing what we know about humans.

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      I really don’t get the twitter quote about “our private lives should be respected” and then putting your private lives on display by talking about them and posting photos and what not. I usually say people like this have LAMS. Look At Me Syndrome. It just seems a little “Kardashian” to me. I have no issue with gay couples but she is annoying me for some reason.

  2. kibbles says:

    I had no idea that Ireland is bisexual. I don’t think her dad will be very happy or comfortable looking at these photographs. I had never heard of Angel Haze either.

    • Bear says:

      Yeh, I’ve never heard of Angel Haze which is why I kinda wonder how much of this is “true love”. Also, the OP talks about Baldwin’s slurs, he uses all slurs. He’s also spent tons of money on GLBT causes in the past. Some people just have vulgar mouths but they don’t mean anything about it. Don’t look at what he says, but what he does, and what he does has been consistently pro GLBT since the 90′s.

    • astra says:

      That’s what this is all about…p*ssing off Daddy. Daddy has a new wife and new daughter, and Ireland is not happy about it, and she wants the world to know it!

  3. Side-Eye says:

    Two more people I don’t care about, but I like that she mentioned the weird willingness society seems to have towards accepting lesbians, but not gay guys. It’s the same with society being more accepting of transwomen instead of transmen. It seems there are still so many limitations placed on men regarding sexuality and gender expectations. It just sucks for everyone.

    • Cas says:

      I can’t speak for America, but it seems to be the same in my country. Lesbians seem to be more accepted by the public, but not necessarily always in a positive way – i.e. the ‘hot’ or ‘they’re just experimenting’ argument. I think there’s also a kind of fetishization of gay guys in some circles, like that wish for a ‘gay best friend’. Hey, not all gay or bi guys like shopping and stuff. I actually hate it. And I have no idea of fashion or anything :D As Detritus said below (btw, is that name a Pratchett reference? ;) ), I feel that for some reason people seem to accept bisexuality in female identifying people more readily, which may be related to the above. And trans men… many people don’t seem to know that they also exist – but I’m actually quite glad when they don’t think that ‘transsexuality, that’s the thing with the guys in dresses, right?’ (ugh, sorry, might be my frustration speaking)

      As for Angel and Ireland, I don’t know much about either of them, but I hope they’re genuinely happy.

      • T.C. says:

        It’s all about what the straight White males in power like. Two “hot” young women they can watch making out jerk off to is fine. Two older or unattractive Lesbians is looked down on. Two men whether hot or not is looked down on because it’s against the rules of masculinity or some are a bit turned on which makes them angry.

    • Chris says:

      On the other hand there’s a time and a place to say f*ck society.

  4. Eleonor says:

    I’ve never realized how tall Ireland is!

  5. Farah says:

    It’s strange that some people still see Interracial black and white people dating as weird. Like, when Obama was born his parents couldn’t even legally marry in several states. That unfortunately still affects culture.

    • Side-Eye says:

      I think it’s really weird too, especially since there’s also this weird imbalance. Like, some members of my family (which is black) view dating a white person as some kind of higher honor or privilege, or at least it seemed that way the way they talked about it. Like, I remember when I was younger my aunt commenting on how smart I was saying “you’re going to go to college, and do good things, and marry a cute white boy.” Which, you, know, I might. But the emphasis is weird. Society is just strange about interracial couples.

      • Lollipop says:

        It was the exact opposite with my friend. He is black but he married a white girl and his family still has issues with it. They said he was a traitor or something.

      • Side-Eye says:

        @Lolipop I got both in my family. Typically the older generation thinks the way my aunt did but my older cousins kind of roll their eyes if I look at someone not black and give this whole aura of ‘what’s wrong with our kind?’ My dad straight up told me he’d be very angry if I married a white or ‘Mexican. ‘

      • Audrey says:

        My close friend is Puerto Rican.

        Her mom saw dating a white guy as being above her, PR as on her level and black or Mexican guys as below her.

        It was weird and sad to me that she thought white people are above them. I didn’t know this kind of thinking still happened.

      • Farah says:

        My mom is the opposite. I’m only “allowed” to marry a white boy if he’s rich, and can take care of her too.

    • lisa2 says:

      Just think that was 50+ year ago. When you meet someone in their 50′s you realize how different the world was at that time. Not so long ago.

      The world is slow to change. We still have a long long way to go. You would think that with interracial dating and children who are of mix race that the it would not be so surprising.

    • Lauryn says:

      I agree. But in the gay community, interracial couples have long been more common. Moreover, Angel and Ireland are far from the first famous IR gay couple: http://racerelations.about.com/od/interracialrelationships/fl/Gay-Celebrities-in-Interracial-Marriages-and-Relationships.htm

    • Chris says:

      I remember when I had a Jewish girlfriend and I had to hide whenever her Dad dropped by because he’d get annoyed with her for being with a non- Jewish boyfriend. But he was a Holacaust survivor so it was hard to judge him too harshly.

  6. joy says:

    If a dude had said well we f**** so we aren’t friends everybody would be down his throat for saying that. It’s tacky to throw it out that way regardless of gender.

    • Side-Eye says:

      I was thinking the same.

    • elo says:

      Joy, I thought the same thing. I understand her frustration because of the medias rush to label then bffs but that just sounded rather vulgar. It took the romance right out of the relationship, just like it would have in a straight coupling as well.

    • mercy says:

      True, and given those kind of comments and Ireland’s past behaviour I’m inclined to think this is a publicity stunt more than a real relationship.

    • Bear says:

      Yep. You are correct.

    • Lee says:

      That may be the case, but I don’t think that’s a just comparison for 2 reasons:

      1. Female sexuality has always been denied or frowned upon in a way that male sexuality has not so a woman verbally expressing her sexuality in that way exists in a different social context than if it had been a man, regardless of her sexual orientation, and

      2. Angel was specifically answering a question about whether she thinks she gets more attention for dating a woman than she would for dating a man and she used the opportunity to point out that most media were portraying them as best friends, not girlfriends or lovers (and I am loathe to use that word since, like Liz Lemon, it bums me out unless it’s between the words “meat” and “pizza”, but I digress…)

      Her point was that, at least up until this interview was published, people weren’t acknowledging that she was dating Ireland so the question itself didn’t apply. It was definitely crass and she could have phrased it differently, but she wasn’t being a macho douche, trying to tell everyone who’ll listen who she is sleeping with like it’s a prize. She was underlining the double standard that exists when it comes to reporting on same-sex relationships in contemporary media.

      I think that’s a legitimately interesting conversation that we could all be having. I mean, every time someone “comes out” people in the comments complain that they should just live their lives openly and not make a big announcement. That’s exactly what Angel and Ireland did. For months now, there have been photos of them kissing and snuggling on instragram and they have been sending each other public I love yous on twitter. Paparazzi have photographed them holding hands and kissing in public. But most of these photos still have captions that say things like “Ireland’s BFF Angel Haze meets her at the airport!” Apparently, it’s not enough to be open and public about your affections. In our current context, you HAVE to make an announcement. Someone elsewhere pointed out that it was the same for Matt Bomer and his husband before he made a statement about it even though anyone could have publicly searched and found that they were legally married. So at what point is it no longer considered “outing” if the person is living their life visibly?

      But instead of having that conversation, everyone is just calling these girls attention seekers and accusing it of being a PR relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t doubt that there are plenty of PR relationships among celebrities. But I sadly can’t recall the last time a female celebrity (other than Rosie, Ellen or Melissa Etheridge) was open about being in a same-sex relationship and people DIDN’T accuse her of doing it for attention.

    • Chris says:

      Friends with benefits?

  7. Neelyo says:

    What’s so weird about fame whoring? Nobody’d heard of Angel Haze until now. Real or not, what’s the point of broadcasting a relationship this loudly unless you want the publicity? And is it really all that scandalous?

    • SpookySpooks says:

      I know a couple of her songs and she’s pretty good.
      Her childhood was absolutely horrible. I was shocked when I read it.
      She was raised in a cult, but her family left when the pastor threatened her mother. At the age of seven she was also sexually assaulted multiple times by one man, and then later that man’s friend joined in on the rapings. She was assaulted continually for an unknown period of time.

    • Lauryn says:

      I have heard of her before this. I think many rap fans know who she is.

  8. Mata says:

    I wonder how much of this relationship is real and how much is to keep their names out there. When Ireland’s Instagram pictures of the two of them were met with a collective “meh”, and the story faded, that’s when Angel came out with this and got them both more press. I still feel pretty “meh.”

  9. Detritus says:

    It’s funny/sad how one kiss still shows our issues.
    Two pretty young ladies kiss and “it’s just a phase” or “they’re doing it for attention” then you get some saying oh they are just bisexual.
    Two guys kiss and they are automatically ‘gay’. No bisexual for dudes. No experimenting.
    Both sides are problematic and make me sad. I’m so happy not to see that crap on this board

    • RobN says:

      People don’t act within a vacuum and they’re not judged within a vacuum. Two pretty young women kiss in private and nobody cares/comments. Two pretty young women, who both have a history of attention whoring, kiss in public and throw the pictures up on every form of social media they can find, and yeah, people are going to comment. Has nothing to do with whether they’re gay or bi or whatever; it has everything to do with wondering whether this is real or simply another cry for attention.

      Personally, I don’t think Ireland has the brains God gave a goat, but I do think she’s pretty good at gathering attention for doing basically nothing. Makes me cynical about her. It should make anybody with a brain cynical about her.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Sounds like someone wasn’t getting enough media attention. Call me cynical.

    • blue marie says:

      Me too, because this is similar to my first thought.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me three. And stop with the Miley tongue. And I couldn’t care less who (whom?) you f*** .

    • insomniac says:

      But they want their privacy (after they’re done talking and talking about how shocking their relationship is, of course).

    • Kiddo says:

      History has taught them nothing. They should have flipped out while the paps took their photos. That would keep ‘em coming. It’s so interesting that Alec just wants to be left alone, but that his daughter is clamoring for the opposite.

      • Lollipop says:

        And his wife.

      • Locke says:

        What about Alec’s wife?

      • Audrey says:

        His wife loves the attention and posts lots of photos of their family online while he yells at paps about respecting their privacy

      • astra says:

        Nah, it’s not surprising. Daddy Alec has a new wife and daughter, so this poor little forgotten first daughter is doing everything she can think of to p*ss off Daddy. “EFF YOU DAD” is all I see here. Poor little rich girl with major Daddy issues. What’s left to do to p*ss him off? Next stop, the pole or “escorting”. Ahh, this could get interesting!

    • mystified says:

      I agree. It doesn’t seem like genuine love if you’re milking it for “shock” value. Sure hope Ireland’s not being used.

      • MW says:

        Mystified – I am glad you said that. All I can feel here is Angel might be doing this to get her name out there. If she, or anyone, of any race or sexual orientation, was in a new relationship, who would actually announce it like this, if they really gave a damn about the feelings of their significant other? Pathetic and vulgar.

    • HappyMom says:

      Exactly. Shut up and go enjoy your romance or “f-ing” but enough already. Jeez.

  11. MrsBPitt says:

    My first thought was “good for them” but then the cynic in me said “publicity stunt” for two women who want/need some press desperately ….

  12. Regarded says:

    I was a little bit shocked with how she was quoted as saying “we f—”. I’m not a prude. I don’t care if you’re gay or lesbian or straight. But that seemed a little too personal to say so explicitly.
    I think lesbians are “accepted” more and often don’t even need to make some formal admission (if they’re young and famous). It’s like when Lindsay Lohan was dating Sam Ronson back in the day and at least from what I remember, no one seemed to care.
    But I think that has to do more with male sexual fantasies than anything else.

  13. MrsBPitt says:

    I hope Hillaria is doing yoga on Alec’s so it doesn’t explode!!!!! Lol

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I meant to write…I hope Hillaria is doing yoga on Alec’s head, so it won’t explode! By the way, if I see one more picture of the fame ho, Hillaria doing yoga positions at some random place, MY HEAD MIGHT EXPLODE!

      • S says:

        OMG. I was wondering if anyone else had ever seen her Instagram. I looked at it one day and just died. I mean, what is that?

        Her friends/nannies/maids/Alec (ha) have to be exhausted following her around all of the time waiting for her to find a weirder place to do another pose. “Did you get it? Let me see. I don’t like that one. Take another one, but from over there this time. Make sure you get my butt.”

      • astra says:

        I don’t think Alec really cares at all what Ireland does. He appears to be totally over her and has a new wife and daughter, so she’s old news. Sucks, but it happens.

  14. Carrie says:

    While I can appreciate the fact that this is somewhat ‘new’ for Hollywood, it still comes off as sort of self-absorbed in that they’re acting like they are the very first interracial lesbian couple. Particularly Angel. Like other people have said, not sure how much of this is real and how much of it is for press.

  15. Ag says:

    “We f— and friends don’t f—. I have never f—ed one of my friends.” crass, but i agree with the underlying sentiment. haha

  16. GlimmerBunny says:

    I think they look cute. Both very pretty girls.

  17. Kim says:

    They are not believed because they are young ,feminine and pretty.In most famous lesbian relationships in Hollywood one of the women is not feminine I.e. Ellen,Rosie ,Sam Bronson.

    • Ty says:

      I know what you are saying. But that is not true in the case of Lindsay Logan and Sam ronson. They were also called BFF, best friends, galpals for the longest time even though it was obvious they were more than friends. What is different with angel and Ireland is that they are extremely open from the moment they met.Lohan and ronson was denying their romance ( lohans reps were) for a very long time. Angel and Ireland are so over the top in the need to share their rs that many people are thinking its a PR stunt. This isn’t any different from straight coupler who are accused of Aw’ing or PR relationship. Maybe if they turned it down a notch it would look more genuine.

    • RobN says:

      They’re not believed because both have a history of being full of s***.

  18. DesertReal says:

    Aww…they make an adorable couple for now. I hope they continue to enjoy each other’s company & find out the privacy/yet same-sex positive boundary that works best for them.

  19. aenflex says:

    I love it when homophobes wind up with LGBT kids. Not for the kids, that’s probably tough. But the rest of it is awesome. Alec is probably seething and will soon vent that rage on some innocent, unsuspecting traffic cop or barista.

    • Ag says:

      maybe alec’s head has already exploded, that’s why we haven’t heard anything from him on this issue. haha

    • SpookySpooks says:

      I found it interesting what Dan Savage said about Alec. He said that he might not hate gays, but when he gets heated he uses the first insulting word that comes to mind, the f-word in his case, because that was a slur often used in the time he was young, so his brain goes back to that.
      Maybe he doesn’t mind his daughter having a girlfriend.

      • mercy says:

        Good insight from Dan Savage. I doubt Alec is a homophobe in the traditional sense. Liberal New Yorker in the entertainment industry…it just doesn’t fit. Arrogant, immature hothead who grew up around crude language and reverts back to that when he’s pissed off sounds more like it.

  20. lizzie says:

    angel haze is not an unknown rapper. she actually had popularity a few years ago when she released a song confronting extreme sexual trauma she experienced as a child. its pretty intense. i don’t think it is for the press on her side.

    • G. says:

      Yeah, exactly. If you’re into rap, there’s a decent chance you’ll know her. I’m not super into the rap scene, but her cover of Same Love blows Mavklemore out of the water, and her New York EP is brilliant. She’ll hot it big soon.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Angel Haze definitely wants attention. Most underground/alternative rappers want mainstream success. This is just another way of getting her name out there.

  21. smutwriter says:

    Reading this whole “it’s the MEDIA MISINTERPRETING US” garbage makes me want to hand out a contract to every celebrity or wannabe celebrity on the planet and force them to sign it before they can act or interact with the public at all.

    Section 403b. will read, “I understand that speaking to the media is a voluntary action on my part. I understand that I should be self-aware, alert, and sober when interacting with the media. If I am misquoted or taken out of context, I will issue a dignified public statement and contact the source of the problem directly, then ask for a retraction. Otherwise, I will remove all asinine rants about “the media” and “reporters” and “privacy” from my vocabulary, recognizing that this “us against the Mean Evil Media” b.s. is both a) a waste of time, b) a roundabout publicity ploy, and c) a way of backtracking my words without taking responsibility for them like normal people do.”

    • HappyMom says:

      Ha! Exactly. And some sort of clause about how if you put it all out there on social media you don’t get to whine about your privacy being invaded.

    • mayamae says:

      I have one more thing to add to your contract. It is this – if you don’t want your lesbian relationship to be misinterpreted as platonic friendship – confirm the damn relationship.

      I hate to play devil’s advocate here, but people would be up in arms if a female friendship was reported as being a lesbian love affair. They could not be more desperate for attention, at which point they will twist everything around, and it will be the invasive press trying to steal their privacy.

  22. Adrien says:

    If they’re happy then go. But this relationship is too stagey. This is about as real as Cara Delevigne/ Michelle Rodriguez coupling.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      What exactly did Michelle and Cara get out of staging a relationship? What are these 2 getting out of staging a relationship? Why is everyone so sure these relationships are set up? What is the purpose/benefit?

      I’m not trying to be bitchy, but I really don’t understand.

      • Ty says:

        I think it can be somewhat real and they still benefit from it. I don’t think it was staged but Rodriguez most definitely got a lot of attention out of the brief relationship she had with cara. She was a somewhat forgotten franchise c list actress prior to hooking up with the world most talked about model. Now she is in the daily mail every week. She is talked about again. Being part of an it couple gave her a higher profile. It’s the same for these two.

      • OriginallyBlue says:

        I can’t reply to TY. Thanks for replying, but I’m not buying that explanation. People know who Michelle Rodriguez is. I would believe more people know her than Cara. Also I don’t see how being in the Daily Mail every week is some kind of step up or career aspiration. It doesn’t really benefit her acting career in any way.

      • Ty says:

        I am not saying it is a career aspiration but having a higher profile does make her more relevant. And that in turn benefits her career. She hadn’t really been relevant for years since around the time of lost , prior to cara. Cara is the biggest model right now , she is sort of this generations Kate moss. There will be always be mainstream interest in who she is dating.

  23. OriginallyBlue says:

    Why do people think that just because they have never heard of a person, they are unknown? No. They may be unknown to you, but that doesn’t mean they are a nobody. No one goes main stream instantly, it is a slow burn. Angel is definitely getting more notice because she is dating the daughter of 2 famous people, but she had a fan base before this. I did side-eye Ireland about the relationship, but they seem happy. Angel has been through a lot, seems really genuine, and can probably spot bs from a mile away, so I don’t see her being down with a faux lesbian relationship, especially for media attention.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I don’t think the relationship is necessarily false. What I think is fake is her going into explicit detail about her relationship with Ireland, then pretending she’s offended by the attention and saying all that crap about privacy. Pick one, you can’t have both.

      • OriginallyBlue says:

        That makes sense. I think the part that is pissing them both off more than anything, is that media keeps calling them every variation of friends when it is clear that they are much more. I thought the privacy thing was more them saying respect their relationship for what it truly is or leave them alone. Maybe they will clarify one day.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Could be I misunderstood, too.

    • nicegirl says:

      No person is a nobody.

      • mercy says:

        True. Just because I’m not familiar with someone’s work doesn’t mean they don’t exist, and their career status says nothing about them as a person..

    • Val says:

      It’s funny, because I had the opposite reaction – I really like Angel Haze and love her music, but had no idea who Ireland Baldwin was! I am completely clueless about celebrity offspring. Does she do anything? Music? Acting?
      I agree with you OriginallyBlue, I think they are annoyed that the media can’t seem to accept them as more than friends. On the other hand, some girls are really touchy-feely with each other without actually being lesbians, so unless they openly kiss/show they’re in an actual relationship it can be confusing.

  24. Liz says:

    The most eye raising aspect about this post is how classless both girls sound. Ireland with her in your face statement about how Angel is the “best I’ve ever had”. Angel then goes on to say “f-” several times and is upset she’s quoted. They both sound like trash. We get it you’re gay. I’d only be upset that my family member sounds so trashy.

    • Tang says:

      I do think its trashy for anyone to talk this way, whether gay or hetero. It doesn’t matter.

  25. MrsBPitt says:

    “We f–k, and friends don’t f–k” Very classy!

  26. I hate it when I give an interview to a reporter for a publication and then they have the nerve to publish the things I said. So annoying, amirite?
    /stomps foot, walks away…

  27. Annaloo. says:

    Good for them, but I’m bored already. Why is this generation so narcisstic? What makes them think they are so special? Interracial lesbian couple? Oh, the shock.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Exactly….I don’t know about the rest of America, but I could care less that they are an interracial, lesbian couple!

    • Tang says:

      They probably think they invented inter racial lesbian.

      I agree this generation is totally narcissistic. Desperate for attention and creating any kind of drama to get it. No wonder reality tv shows can find a never ending supply of young people who want to make fools of themselves on public television.

  28. G. says:

    First, Angel is pansexual. Not sure if that was put out there, but it does make a difference.

    I don’t really care for Ireland Baldwin, but I’m a big Angel fan, so if she’s happy, good for her! She’s so talented.

  29. jojo says:

    have you guys heard her remake of same love she’s a fantastic rapper

  30. Blackwood says:

    This reminds me of the time when Lisa Marie Presley was married to Michael Jackson and gave an interview saying “yes, we have sex”. I’m just saying, when you’ve got to oversell something so much, it makes me wonder why.
    In this case, I don’t know and frankly don’t care if these two are together or not for real, but what irks me is that Angel almost sounds pissed that nobody cared about her relationship enough to be scandalized by it. It’s like she’s shocked that nobody is shocked. And then there’s the fact that she goes out of her way to be explicit about how she has sex with Ireland Baldwin, but then she wants her private life to be private. Ooo-kay.
    Also “we fuck and friends don’t fuck”: a lot of people in FWB arrangements would like to politely disagree with you on that one.
    She sounds like she’s 12 and pissed that her rebellious phase isn’t making her parents upset.
    And yes, being rightly angry about invisiblization of same-sex couples is completely legitimate and I agree with that, but somehow I can’t muster any sympathy for her, because with her language and self-victimization she sounds like a brat looking for attention, not a mature woman making a smart and realistic point.

  31. claire says:

    Ireland is a total fame whore who desperately wants to break into the biz. She absolutely does not have the chops for a real go at modeling. We know this. But I doubt she is going to pretend to be bi to get noticed, though I doubt she hates the attention as much as she says.

    I do agree with them about how the media portrays lesbian couples. It’s obvious they’re together so why did the media label them friends for months? She is absolutely right that if it was a straight couple showing all this affection, the media would have labeled them a couple on the way to the altar ages ago.

    • Chris says:

      On the other hand the media has gone out of its way to label Kristen Stewart a lesbian just for hanging out with female friends.

    • RobN says:

      Calling somebody a lesbian without proof, or open acknowledgement, will still get you sued. It’s a big reason the media is still careful until they think things are open enough they can comment. Like it or not, being labeled as gay will still rule you out of a lot of work and media lawyers know it.

      • Chris says:

        So of all the celebs who claim to be hetro but have been labeled gay how many have successfully sued the media for it? Jason Donavan is the only one I can think of.

  32. Fan says:

    Ireland is doing this in retaliation to her mother. Look at Kim now. Is that how a mother should dress? Her daughter is sending her a message and I guess she still does not get it.

  33. G says:

    First of all…WHO? Second of all, Ireland isn’t even 1/2 as hot as her mother was.

  34. The Original Mia says:

    I have no idea who Angel Haze is and could care less if she’s sleeping with Ireland Baldwin. Good for them. But seriously…who cares? The beauty of accepting everyone’s right to be gay, lesbian, trans, or straight is not giving a f*ck who they f*ck.

  35. hmmm says:

    Oh, big deal. Is someone looking for attention?

  36. LilyT says:

    Lesbians are “accepted” by the mainstream only if they still fit into the conventional mold of what is considered feminine, attractive and lady-like. And still, this “acceptance” is often only fetishization, not true understanding or respect for a legitimate relationship.

  37. Tang says:

    The American bashing is getting old.

    Americans are not any more, or any less, accepting of LGBT than any one else in the world.

    Anyway, never heard of Angel Haze but this is now a way she can get her name out there. I guess.

  38. Danskins says:

    So many comments on this board are so disappointing and show that people still have a long way to go in accepting legitimate non-heterosexual, interracial relationships. It’s very sad that people are more comfortable lumping their relationship into the all-too-convenient “who cares if they’re gay” or “they’re both just looking for attention” categories when homosexuals, especially ones of color still face constant discrimination for being attracted to the same sex and the majority of states in the US still do not recognize same sex marriages. It’s sad people would rather scoot their relationship under the rug and call Angel a famewhore when she’s the talented and well-known artist. It’s obvious many people are still very uncomfortable which is what Angel’s point was when she explicitly described their relationship. People are simply more comfortable seeing two young interracial girls as cutesy friends than actually accepting the true nature of their relationship.

    • NN says:

      Eh…what?!
      No, I think most people find them obnoxious and it has nothing to do with them being a couple or the color of their skin.

    • Blackwood says:

      I can only speak for myself, but if I had to guess why most people disagree with Angel, that would be: it actually doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that Ireland and Angel are a couple, but with the way they chose to disclose it. You know what can you do when people misinterpret you or your relationship? You can simply correct them. Politely. No need to be crass and vulgar about it.
      When someone (a reporter/ magazine) first referred to Ireland and Angel as friends, one of them (or both) could just have simply tweeted “actually, she is my girlfriend/partner/etc” to the writer of the piece or the magazine’s official account or just clarify it on their own twitter. That would have made the same point while being articulate, but she chose to be obnoxious and crass, which is why most of us think it’s about seeking attention.

  39. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    It would be interesting to see the two tone colour, that Angel sports, on Gwyneth Paltrow.

  40. nap says:

    pitty that people want to sell their private lives more than their craft…pathetic