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Halsey Once Considered Having Sex for Money As A Homeless Teen

She may be one of the world's most recognised pop stars, but things weren't always so peachy for singer Halsey.

Halsey -- real name Ashley Frangipane -- revealed that during her time as a homeless teenager on the streets of New York City, she had considered sex work to make ends meet.

In a raw speech, given while being honoured at the Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend’s Place event, the "Without Me" songstress revealed that during her teen years she was struggling so much that she had considered prostitution in order to feed herself.

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“When I was living in New York, I was a teenager. My friends were picking out decorations for their dorms, and I was debating on whether or not I should let a stranger inside me so I could pay for my next meal,” Halsey said.

“It wasn’t because I did something bad, it wasn’t because something was wrong with me, and it wasn’t because my parents didn’t love me, ‘cause they did, very much,” she added, citing a “series of unfortunate circumstances” as  the reason she ended up in her position.

Honoree Halsey speaks onstage at Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend's Place. Image: Getty

She also opened up about the moment she landed a record deal -- but had to tell the label producer that she was living out of a bag.

“I had one demo in my pocket, and I was carrying a grey duffel bag. Sat down in his cubicle at the time. And he asked me, ‘What’s in the bag?’ And I looked at him dead in the eyes and I said, ‘This is my house,’” she told the crowd.

Luckily, the 24-year-old is doing far better for herself these days, with the singer's collab "Boy With Luv" with K-pop group BTS dropping a sneak peek today -- and fans are already going wild over the snippet.

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We can't wait!

Image: Getty