Halsey opened up about the moment she realized that her entire life needed to change.
The singer spoke with Cosmopolitan as the cover story for its October 2019 issue. In it, she discussed the difficult time she had last year following her highly public split from musician G-Eazy.
Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, explained that catching eyes with two fans in the crowd made her understand that she needed to look at herself and her celebrity differently.
“I was doing ‘Good Morning America’ and I’m in a blonde wig and white patent-leather outfit, twirling around while I’m going through a heinous breakup,” she told the magazine. “I look down and there are these two girls, one with pink hair, one with blue hair, septum piercings, cool as f---, still loving me, probably knowing what a weird time I’m going through.”
She continued: “I looked at them, looked at myself in my sparkly Britney Spears outfit, and went, 'Ohhh no, they deserve better than this. If those girls can be that brave in who they are, then I owe them better than this homogenized bulls---.' But hey, if the worst thing that’s happened to me so far is I wore dumb clothes and dated a sh---y dude, I think I’m doing alright.”
As Us Weekly notes, Halsey and G-Eazy started dating in the summer of 2017 and stayed together for nine months before she confessed on her Instagram Stories that they were separating.
“I normally keep this kind of thing private but provided our public nature I feel the need to inform my fans. G-Eazy and I are taking some time apart,” she said at the time. “I’m eager to continue the upcoming passage of time dedicating myself to my art and my career, and the duration of my tour. I wish him the best. Thanks for respecting our privacy at this time.”
The “Him & I” collaborators got back together, however, roughly a month later before suddenly unfollowing each other on social media and calling it quits for good in October. Since then, Halsey has been romantically linked to alt-rock singer Yungblud.