In a shocking confession, pop singer Halsey admitted that she almost resorted to selling her body to survive homelessness.
While speaking at the 'Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend’s Place' gala in LA on Saturday, she said the following:
"When I was living in New York, I was a teenager. My friends were picking out decorations for their dorms, and I was debating on whether or not I should let a stranger inside me so I could pay for my next meal. It wasn’t because I did something bad; it wasn’t because something was wrong with me; and it wasn’t because my parents didn’t love me, ‘cause they did, very much. But a series of unfortunate circumstances led me to be in that position, and it can happen to absolutely anyone.”
"I need you guys to realize that and while it’s very exiting that I am a record-selling, show-playing pop star, when I tell people that story, they go, ‘Oh my gosh, you went from being homeless to being a pop star. That’s amazing. We should help these people because we don’t know what they could become.’ Wrong. We shouldn’t help we think because there’s a chance that they could turn into a celebrity; we shouldn’t help because they could really make something of themselves. Because they are something right now.”
Watch a clip of the speech below.