“I could be having the worst day of my life, hate my body, think I’m fat, think I suck, and as soon as I hear the first few notes of my intro, that all goes away,” Halsey says. “Everything that I hate about myself goes away when I walk onstage. That’s why I cling to it so much -- it keeps me from killing myself.”
“I talk to them like real f---ing human beings, because they are,” she says. “But then there’s also a sense of entitlement, where they feel like they have the right to chastise me like they would a friend. And sometimes you want to be like, ‘Who the f--- are you to say that?’
No Time For Stage Fright
“Most artists, their 60th show was in front of no one,” she points out. “My first show was in front of 1,200 people. I’ve never had a chance to f--- up. I need to be good every night.”
'So Very Tumblr'
“There are conspiracy theorists who think I was crafted in a boardroom,” she says, her large brown eyes widening incredulously. “Because I’m so very relatable and so very topical and so very Tumblr.”
“Everyone’s mortal enemy is the girl on the Internet who’s misunderstood.”
Halsey photographed Feb. 11, 2016 at The Love Shack in Brooklyn.