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Halsey Responds to Backlash for Texting During Shawn Mendes' MTV VMAs Performance

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Halsey attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)
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After the MTV VMAs on Monday, many fans took to Twitter to call out singer Halsey for apparently texting during Shawn Mendes' performance. As the 21-year-old singer has a massive fan base, tons of people ganged up on the 24-year-old songstress for her alleged actions. However, Halsey soon expressed that she had a legitimate reason for being on her phone during Mendes' performance of "If I Can't Have You."

Halsey explained on Twitter that she was making sure her mother, who was in crowd, was doing fine, also adding that she was dancing it up during the song. She was clearly having a good time during Mendes' set, as she can be seen in a video shared by a Mendes fan account in response.

Mendes has yet to comment on the issue, and there looks to be no bad blood at all between the singers.