In the same interview, the singer talked about being in a psychiatric hospital for over two weeks when she was 17 after an attempted suicide. While hospitalized she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Halsey has opened up about having her personal life in the spotlight after her split last year from G-Eazy.
"The biggest lesson I learned was to make art, not headlines," the "Without Me" singer told Glamour in a recent interview, "Because it can become quite easy, in the social media generation, to go from being a musician to becoming a personality."
Halsey went on to talk about her fear of imitation and being impressionable.
"I call myself a collector," she explained. "I collect things from people and use them to widen my artistic repertoire, so that I am writing from a culmination of experiences from the world."
"But I'm an imitator as well, because I'm so passionately putting myself in other people's shoes all the time," Halsey continued. "I beat myself up for a long time. I was like, You're f---ing spineless. Why do you have to become everyone you're around? Why do you have to imitate all of their interests, all of their f---ing mannerisms, and their personality? Why can't you just know who the f--k you are and be strong in that? But I realized that will never happen. So instead I started surrounding myself with people I admire and really like."
Halsey shocked her massive fan base when she announced she and her "Him & I" boyfriend, G-Eazy, were "taking some time apart" last year. She alluded to infidelity on his part, which would be unfortunate for the rapper considering in the very song they have together, he says, "Ever catch me cheating, she would try to cut my [dick off]." The two got back together shortly after but called it quits for good in October.
In the same interview, the singer talked about being in a psychiatric hospital for over two weeks when she was 17 after an attempted suicide. While hospitalized she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She told Glamour of the experience: "It was a lot of things happening at once, with a complete lack of direction." Thankfully, she told the publication the experience did teach her about how much she values her own life.
"Thank God I learned it then. Given what I've been experiencing the past couple of years," she added, "If I hadn't already had my meltdown, who knows when it would have happened?"