Halsey covers the August 2018 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by Mark Seliger.
On her response to critics who question what she stands for: “In one year, I performed at the Nobel Peace Prize [Concert] in Oslo, donated $100,000 to Planned Parenthood, got my first Grammy nomination, showed my t*ts in Playboy, and did about 150 tequila shots. I did all those things, and it’s because I’m multidimensional.”
On how performing allows her to cope with mental illness: “I release endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine. Like, it’s literally a drug response. I don’t manage my mental illness to keep up with my lifestyle; I manage my lifestyle to keep up with my mental illness.”
On enjoying her new-found success: “Payton [her best friend] and me used to live on f*cking Hot Pockets, and now we’ve eaten caviar on three continents.”
On the craziest thing she’s ever done: “Shut down a highway in Mexico City [for a gun battle in the video for ‘Now or Never’].”
On what the future holds: “Once my tour is over, I feel like anything could happen. I could decide I want to move to Italy for a year and write. I could get pregnant. I finally have enough stability in my career where I can take a breath. I feel like I can let life happen.”
Cover: Dress by Chloé from the Fall 2018 Collection | Earrings by Cartier
1st Image: Versace Dress and Scarf from the Fall 2018 Colletion | Bracelets by Sidney Garber
2nd Image: Dress by Christian Dior from the Fall 2018 Collection | Earrings by Simon G. Jewelry | Shoes by Sergio Rossi
3rd Image: Dress by Saint Laurent from the Fall 2018 Collection
This article originally appears in the August issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands July 19.
[Photo Credit: Mark Seliger/Marie Claire Magazine, vogue.com]