Halsey On Mental Health, Sexual Abuse And Buying Her Own Groceries: ‘I’m A Grown-A** Woman’

Halsey is living up to her reputation as one of the most outspoken women in music.

The “Without Me” singer is on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s “Hot Issue” for July and in it, she talks candidly about everything from her mental health to shopping for her own groceries.

“I’m 24 f**king years old. I’m a grown-a** woman. I can’t be this f**king co-dependent, helpless thing who has someone who does everything for them, ’cause I’ll f**king kill myself. I will literally go crazy,” she explains.

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Speaking about her mental health, Halsey reveals, “I’ve been committed twice since [I became] Halsey, and no one’s known about it.

“But I’m not ashamed of talking about it now. It’s been my choice. I’ve said to [my manager], ‘Hey, I’m not going to do anything bad right now but I’m getting to the point where I’m scared that I might, so I need to go figure this out.’ It’s still happening in my body. I just know when to get in front of it.”

Halsey. Photo: Paola Kudacki for Rolling Stone
Halsey. Photo: Paola Kudacki for Rolling Stone

The singer also opens up about being sexually abused.

“Here’s what’s f**ked up to me,” she says. “A young man seeks success and power so that he can use it to control people, and a young woman seeks success and power so that she no longer has to worry about being controlled. It’s an illusion, a f**king lie. There is no amount of success or notoriety that makes you safe when you’re a woman. None.”

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Halsey also talks about her most recent single “Nightmare”, and why she was inspired by alt-rockers of the ’90s like Alanis Morissette.

“When was the last time you turned on the radio and heard a girl screaming, yelling, angry about something?” she says. “That’s why I love Alanis. I want to turn on the radio and hear a young woman be like, ‘F**k no!’ You know what I mean? Especially right now.”

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