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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.”

She continued:

"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.