"If you can't keep up, f--- you," says the bipolar, bisexual "inconvenient woman" who makes art-pop and hangs with 5 Seconds of Summer.

"I am so hung over," confesses Ashley Frangipane, brushing back a wisp of her signature blue hair. It's a hot August afternoon in Los Angeles, where the electro-pop provocateur best-known as Halsey lives. She's just a few days back from a two-month arena outing ­opening for Imagine Dragons, and had every ­reason to party. She's newly single. And her pals from 5 Seconds of Summer were in town the night before. She went to bed at 7:30 a.m., woke up two hours later and has been in meetings all day. "I think I'm still drunk."

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