I had to cut off the dead, I had to make myself proud
And now I'm just standing living breathing proof look at me now

from Angel Haze – Cleaning Out My Closet Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

She had to get rid of all those terrible feelings she had after being abused and she had to be proud of herself. She boosted her self confidence, overcame the abuse, and came out as an amazing person and musician.

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