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How Kanye West Helped Angel Haze Veer Away From Rapping

"Kanye is like a god to me."

Editor's note: Angel Haze uses third person pronouns like "they" and "them," so they are used in the article below.

It was a piece of simple advice issued from Kanye West that gave Angel Haze the confidence to change their sound for their new album "Back To The Woods," they recounted in a HuffPost Live conversation on Thursday.

The singer met Kanye at a fashion party in Paris and played him some new music, which Haze "wasn't stoked on." After playing him some stuff Haze had written solo, which featured singing, Haze lamented that their contract "as a rapper" would halt them from being able to release this sort of sound.

"He's like, 'Well, you should just do it. If you wanna sing, you should sing. Take all the drums out of your record. Do whatever you have to to make it apparent that you want to be a singer,'" Haze described of West.

The advice came at "such a critical time," Haze explained. "I was in a place where I was doing so much different stuff, trying to figure out who I was as an artist."

And then there's also the fact that Yeezy is one of the most successful artists in the game.

"Kanye is like a god to me," Haze affirmed. "That just basically gave me the mental willpower to be like, 'Yo, this is not what I'm doing.'"

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