Angel, 22, has been dating the daughter of Alec Baldwin since meeting at New York Fashion Week four months ago, becoming friends and then more.
The interview claimed that Angel said America was “not ready” for an interracial, gay couple. That made headlines and Ireland has since claimed that Angel’s words were twisted out of context.
The rapper reportedly told the UK’s Independent newspaper:
“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,” she said. “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.'”
“An interracial gay couple, I mean that’s just weird for America right now. We f**k and friends don’t f**k. I have never f**ked one of my friends. Once I see you in that way, it doesn’t happen. But we do f**k 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.”
“When you find it love it definitely amends your perspective on certain things,” she said. “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.”
Angel told Noisey, “If we were in a sexual situation you would know exactly who I am sexually. But if we’re just having a conversation you don’t need to know what I do in private.”
She added, “I went through so much s**t. A lot of my friends basically said, ‘Bisexual people are disgusting, you don’t know what you want.’ My family was the hardest, my mum said I was going to burn in hell.”
Now, Ireland has clarified the alleged statements.
“Making this about race or the fact that were both women is rather outdated,” Ireland wrote on Twitter, adding, “This is a new world we live in people.”
The 18-year-old model continued, “Our private life should be respected as well. A lot of claims have been recently posted that we’re never said. reporters like to take our words, alter them to their benefit… It’s not cool. We’re happy. We’re healthy. That’s all that matters.”
Ireland’s cousin Hailey Baldwin, who introduced the couple, added, “You do what makes you happy Bee and stick with positive people who add to your happiness. Love you guys!”