“I don’t think much about my story,” says the 20-year-old rapper. Yet some details of her life—early sexual abuse, a religious upbringing—have found their way onto confessional tracks, like the ultrapersonal “Cleaning Out My Closet,” which have made her the latest female hip-hop sensation. “I would rather be a rock star than a rapper,” Haze admits. “That way, you don’t have to deal with street cred and all that boring shit. It’s all about what you put out.” Her debut album drops later this spring.—F.Z.
Photography by Willy Vanderperre