Halsey Considered Prostitution When She Was a Homeless Teenager

April 8, 2019

Halsey has revealed that, while living homeless as a teenager in New York, she considered having sex for money. The 24-year-old pop star gave a speech at Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend's Place in Los Angeles, where she recalled "debating whether or not I should let a stranger inside me so I could pay for my next meal." Halsey also said in an interview with Rolling Stone that she used a four-pack of Red Bull to stay up overnight "because it was less dangerous to not sleep." She credits signing with Capitol Music Group with turning her life around and is lending her platform to the cause. "We shouldn't help [people in need because> we think there's a chance that they could turn into a celebrity," she said. "We shouldn't help because they could really make something of themselves--[but> because they are something right now."