Halsey is Cosmopolitan‘s October cover girl, and she discusses everything from her everchanging image to being bipolar.
“Are you a crazy, rambunctious bad girl, or are you an activist, political, fundraising philanthropist? Like, how f—ing immune are you to the human experience. Sometimes I want to have really good sex and sometimes I want to save the world, and sometimes I might try to do both in the same day.”
Halsey adds, “I have bipolar disorder, and I get bored of s— really quickly. Music is this thing that I get to focus all my energy into, and it’s not a void that doesn’t love me back. Its been the only place I can direct all that and have something to show for it that tells me, ‘Hey, you’re not that bad.’ If my brain is a bunch of broken glass, I get to make it a mosaic.”
Halsey also gets candid about her breakup from rapper G-Eazy and recalls the moment she finally felt like herself. “I was doing Good Morning America and I’m in a blond wig and white patent-leather outfit, twirling around while I’m going through a heinous breakup. I look down and there are these two girls, one with pink hair, one with blue hair, septum piercings, cool, as f—, still loving me…I looked at them, looked at myself in my sparkly Britney Spears outfit, and went, ‘Ohhh no, they deserve better than this.’ If those girls can be that brave in who they are, then I owe them better than this homogenized bulls—.”
She closes the interview by saying, “But hey, if the worse thing that’s happened to me so far is I wore dumb clothes and dated a s—-y dude, I think I’m doing all right.”