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Metro is the United Kingdom's highest-circulation newspaper, published in tabloid format by DMG Media. Ängie did two interview for their website on 2018.

Interview #1

The controversial Swedish singer, 22, raised eyebrows with songs including Smoke Weed Eat Pussy and Housewife Spliffin’. Her debut album, Suicidal Since 1995, is out on Friday.

Ängie maintains she doesn’t aim to court controversy

I don’t think I’m controversial. If a dude was doing the exact thing I’m doing, there wouldn’t be any fuss about it. It’s because I’m a girl. Maybe I attracted attention because I have bright and playful videos about some taboo subjects. The album is a mini diary of things that have happened in the past.

Most of her songs have been about drugs but she’s gone off them

I don’t glamorise drug use. I’ve been doing a lot of drugs in my life but I don’t any more. I hate them now. I don’t want people to do drugs. It’s not good for you. I’ve been very stressed and smoking cannabis actually made me more anxious, which I never thought would happen.

Ängie can’t wait to leave her homeland, Sweden

People in Sweden are so sensitive. They’re not ready for me. They treated me really badly in Sweden — they don’t like the shit I’m doing. Swedish people want to have a reputation for being kind of classy but they aren’t.

And she loves the UK

I’ve only been to the UK once before but I loved it. I like the architecture and the weather was better than in Sweden. I would love to work with Charli XCX — she’s cool. I really like her new album, Pop 2. I love a full English breakfast — but I have the vegetarian version.

Lou Reed is one of her heroes

My dad and I always used to listen to Lou Reed when I was kid. He was the coolest guy ever. I’ve done a cover of Venus In Furs on the album. That’s one of my favourites — that and Heroin.

Interview #2

While mental illness can affect anybody – old or young, rich or poor – young people can find it hard to cope when expected to live up to the images portrayed on social media.

And Swedish singer Angie knows this more than most.

The singer is living with Borderline Personality Disorder, which she talks about openly in her music.

And Angie wants her fans to speak out too.

Speaking during Mental Health Awareness Week to Metro.co.uk, the 22-year-old said: "What everyone sees on Instagram and on social media is not true, it’s not real life. I do my make-up and dress up and take artsy photos, and people see that as a real life thing. But Instagram is just an extended version of you."

"So I need to talk about these things, because people feel so shitty seeing this plastic bubble. But everyone feels shitty some of the time. I think it’s really important to talk about it openly, so that people understand that it’s just a fake picture."

Ängie – full name Angelina Dehn – has battled BPD, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder throughout her life, and while conventional therapists may work for some, it was a different type of talk therapy that helped her with her mental health.

She said: "I talked to a lot of therapists, but that didn’t really help me, because that was talking about shit that I didn’t want to remember, stuff I wanted to find a way to move on from instead of sticking in the past."

"I think you have to find your own way to be ok with it, and talk to your friends if you can. My friends have helped me a lot through anxiety and stuff like that."

But she’s aware that some people may not have people they feel they can talk to, so Angie tries her best to be that person.

The Dope singer said: "I actually talk to my fans a lot when they don’t have anyone to talk to. I try to answer messages as much as I can. I can’t reply to everyone, but I try my best to talk to them. Especially in the LGBTQ community, there’s a lot of younger boys and girls who can’t talk about their sexuality and how they feel inside about it, or they come from a country where it’s not as accepted as it is in Sweden."

"If they don’t have any friends they can talk to, try and talk to a therapist, try to make something that you like and put it out there in other ways."

Take Ängie for example – she has funnelled her troubles into her music.

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