Halsey is proud to be an object of adoration for young girls.
The 24-year-old singer won the L’Oreal Fan Girl award at Thursday’s 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards.
In her acceptance speech, Halsey tried to erase the stigma associated with being a fangirl, and with the things that young girls love.
“If a young woman likes something, then in the eyes of the rest of the world that makes it stupid or unimportant or invalid,” she told the audience. “But as a former fangirl, and now a person who is lucky enough to have fans of their own, I know that it is very much the opposite, actually.”
Halsey also performed at the awards show, starting with a rendition of her song “Without Me”.
She then transitioned into her song “11 Minutes”, and was joined by collaborators Travis Barker and Yungblud for the performance.