Singer Halsey has in a recent interview, shared the motivation behind why she changed her name and made a royal persona behind it.
Halsey, who is born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, opened up about the genuine reason behind why she chose to change her real name to using a phase moniker.
As per the 26 year old ‘Be Kind’ hitmaker,
“People hear about me and they want to paint my story as a rags to riches tale, but that’s not true. It was a very slow and painful process,” she shared. “When I look back on it, I’m so proud of that teenage girl who dropped [my first album] Badlands because I had all the odds against me. I didn’t know anybody in the music industry. I was from New Jersey. I had no f**king money, and there was no way I was going to college.”
“Me wanting to do this was so far fetched, and the fact that I changed my name in the process—I think I had the foresight to know that being me wasn’t enough. I had to become somebody completely different. 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.”
Halsey further expressed that changing her name uncovered an occasion to make another persona that could arrive at new statures regardless of her childhood or financial circumstance.
Halsey, who is the freshest face for Budweiser’s “Be a King” campaign, further clarified that, there was no chance that her name- – Ashley planned to become a ruler, yet she made another name for herself that took her to powerful heights.