HalseyThey are not afraid of speaking out about the music business. 

On May 22, the “Without Me” singer called out their record label, Astralwerks, for reportedly not allowing them to release new music. “Basically I have a song that I love that I wanna release ASAP,” Halsey wrote on the 29-second clip, “but my record label won’t let me.”

Halsey stated that they have been “in this business for 8 years” having sold over 165,000,000 records. However, they said, Astralwerks—Capitol Records’ electronic music subsidiary—said “I can’t release it unless they can fake a viral moment on tiktok.” 

Then they added that “Everything was marketing, and they are doing it to practically every artist these days.” Man, I want to release music. And I should be better. I’m tired.”

Responding to Halsey’s assertions, a spokesperson from Capitol Music Group made a statement for CelebHomes News. The statement stated that Capitol Music Group believes Halsey is a unique and significant artist. Their brilliant, new music is something we can’t wait until the whole world hears.”