Halsey performed shows in St Petersburg and Moscow this week as part of her ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ tour—and had a few words to say about Russia’s attitude to the LGBT+ community.
The singer posted a photo of herself accompanied by a poem that began, “I’m out in Moscow and feelin unlucky, scared the police gonna keep me in custody.
Halsey is openly bisexual and her post alluded to Russia’s 'gay propaganda' laws and the stigma that the LGBT+community faces.
“And all these kids love me but Russia don't f*** with me,” she continued.
“Cause I wrote some songs about women who f*** with me.
“I got a rainbow 10 feet up above me and this what I meant when I said that they shush me. But no one can judge me. Expect no less of me. In all of these faces,
there's greatness among me 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
“I love you Moscow, you were badass tonight,” she concluded.
She later posted a photo from her concert of a fan waving a rainbow flag, writing “Soldiers” in her caption.
Halsey also delivered a terrific smackdown this week against an Instagram user who complained: “You’re a feminist but you flash your boobs in Playboy magazine.”
She expertly replied, “Yeah it’s crazy. I can show my tits in Playboy, perform at the Nobel Peace, speak at the Planned Parenthood Gala with Hillary Clinton, shake my ass on 300 stages, give a speech at the United Nations, do 150 shots of tequila, get a #1 album, and march in the streets of DC all in just one year!!!!
“Newsflash. A woman can be multi dimensional #WeAreNotJustOneThing.”