“I think I had the foresight to know that being me wasn’t enough.”
Halsey opened up about her decision to change her name.
Originally born Ashley Frangipane, the 26-year-old New Jersey native changed her name to Halsey because she “had to become somebody completely different” at the time.
While speaking to Cosmopolitan, the “Without Me” hitmaker noted that this choice was made during her teens years before stardom struck while working on her debut album “Badlands.”
Halsey explained, “At the time, I felt that Ashley didn’t deserve to be famous and successful because she wasn’t that special, but if I made Halsey, maybe she could be.”