After catching heat over a new interview where she revealed a pre-fame romantic fling with R&B singer Trey Songz and Oklahoma City Thunder star James Harden, singer/rapper Hazel-E has hit up SOHH to clear the air.

While she is getting tagged to sex-related gossip stemming from the interview, Hazel said she also used the opportunity to speak on her records and burgeoning music career.

“I did not go on WiLD 94.9 with the intention of telling them who I slept with,” Hazel told SOHH in an exclusive statement provided by her publicist Domenick Nati. “I was contacted through my publicist for an interview about my new mixtape “Girl Code”. What listeners didn’t get to hear was the 25 minutes prior when I was trying to talk to my fans about my new music. [sic]” (SOHH)

She also said there was no shame in being romantically linked with high-profile entertainers.

“I’m a hot chick in the entertainment industry and I hooked up with some artists. It happens! So, yes I’ve had sex with some artists and athletes and yes I have beef with Natalie Nunn & Melyssa Ford, but did I go on the radio intending to divulge this information to boost my music career? No! I already have a buzz from my music and it’s based solely on my talent and look, not my personal life.” ~Hazel-E [sic]” (SOHH)

Hazel caught heat from various gossip blogs over exposing her dating life in the publicized interview.

Rapper Hazel E–who has been tryng to make her career happen since 2010–has moved on from asking folks to post her to music to revealing deets of the industry. She recently gave an interview where she gave up some dishy behind the scenes info on some big stars. She revealed that she slept with Trey Songz and said “He’s so much fun” in bed. She also messed with Trina’s boo, OKC baller James Harden. In a flirty way, she said “He goes hard” in the bedroom and added that James “Got down to work.” When it came to “attitude” she said Cee-Lo and Eva Marcille were both big divas. It was also revealed that she saw Twista getting high. (The YBF)

Some bloggers have publicly questioned Hazel-E’s musical ability as a publicist-turned-rapper.

But first, let’s bypass this awkward item. Aspiring rapper Hazel-E has a story to tell. For the sake of the hip-hop culture I say aspiring rapper because I can’t categorize what she does as rhyming but I applaud her efforts. But I digress. I’m far from an industry professional but me no think it would be wise to allow Hazel-E to participate in this type of interview this early in her career, especially since it will serve as her first formal introduction to audiences in most cases. Shame on her publicist. Teairra Mari should know better. (Crunktastical)