After Halsey's shampoo debacle which sparked controversy on how difficult it is for Black people to use hotel shampoo, many people asked the question: is Halsey black? Many wanted to know Halsey's ethnic makeup. Well, you're in luck because we're giving you a full background and answering the question and putting the race rumors to bed.
She's not half, I'll tell you that much
Halsey is one of many stars in the limelight who identifies as Black, however carries white passing privilege and more than likely wouldn't be stopped by a police officer for no reason. Typically, race is tied to outward appearance, which is associated with how one is and will be treated in society.
In a recent Blavity interview, Halsey identifies as a black woman even though visibly, she is white. She was born to a white mother and a black father. According to her IMDB, Halsey, specifically, is of Italian, Hungarian, and Irish descent on her mother's side and African-American with some Irish ancestry on her father's side.
It's as simple as that. Halsey is a quarter black, passing, but still feels like a black woman suffering over hotel shampoo.