On Saturday, Halsey gave a speech at Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend's Place gala in Los Angeles.
The singer got candid about being homeless as a teen, and even more specifically, how she considered having sex for money.
"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 of me so I could pay for my next meal," she 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 — because they did very much," she added. "But a series of unfortunate circumstances led me to be in that position, and it can happen to absolutely anyone."
"We shouldn't help these people because there's a chance they could turn into a celebrity," she said. "We shouldn't help because 'They could make something of themselves!' Because they are something right now."
Halsey has previously opened up in Rolling Stone about how dangerous it was to be homeless.
[I] bought a four-pack of Red Bull and used it to stay up overnight over the course of two or three days, because it was less dangerous to not sleep than it was to sleep somewhere random and maybe get raped or kidnapped.