Halsey is setting the record straight.
Halsey and John Mayer sparked romance rumors just weeks after her split with ex G-Eazy.
Speculations began when eagle-eyed fans spotted the two artists exchanging seemingly flirty messages on social media – like when John commented on her post last Monday (November 5) promoting her partnership with YSL.
“It says my billing address doesn’t match my with the one on my credit card? I’ve never had this problem before. Can you text me? Thanks?” the “New Light” singer wrote.
To which Halsey replied, “@johnmayer wrote u a song with the help hotline # in the chorus. Sending mp3 now.”
The “Bad At Love” singer also posted a screenshot of her FaceTime sesh with John on her Instagram Stories captioned “7am carpool karaoke with John Mayer.”
And, apparently, the exchanges go back to October, when Halsey posted a photo of her performing in a bikini top, where she wrote “38° F” to indicate that it was actually pretty cold.
And John left the comment: “That’s 276.483 kelvins for you thermal nuts”
Halsey also gave John a shoutout on her Instagram page on his birthday (October 16) – and called him her “brain twin”!
“It’s @johnmayer’s birthday. Not to be confused with 2 weeks ago where I drunkenly thought it was John Mayer’s birthday. Here’s your recycled message. Love ya to pieces brain twin. 🎉” she wrote.
BUT, Halsey and John have actually been friends for ages. And he’s her go-to when it comes to humor, calling him a “comedic genius.”
“I met John Mayer at a bar. We’re like platonic mates now,” she told Billboard back in August 2017.
“If I think something is funny, I run it by him first, because he’s a comedic genius. He’ll tell me if it’s funny, but he’ll tell me if it’s not. I started answering people on Twitter by their first names. Someone will be like, ‘Halsey f**king sucks,’ and I’ll be like, ‘Stacy, wow, calm down.’ He loved that.”
And, upon closer inspection, their exchanges do show off their sense of humor.
Last week, the “Closer” singer seemingly shut down dating rumors in a tweet.
I just had a ground breaking idea. What if…we let female artists…have friends…without assuming that they are sleeping together?
I know I know. It’s like, completely ambitious but like, imagine if we like, tried ?
— h (@halsey) November 8, 2018
Now, Halsey is opening up about her friendship with John. On SiriusXM’s The Morning Mashup, the 24-year-old singer set the record straight.
“The craziest thing was too, is I tweeted him and I was like, ‘Imagine this, right: two people are just friends. That’s crazy,'” Halsey said on the show, referencing her tweet.
“Every publication that started the rumor to begin with was like, ‘Halsey posts groundbreaking tweet about relationship rumors,'” she said, recounting a convo with John. “I was like, ‘The tweet was about you! You started the rumor that I tweeted about.'”
“‘I was joking with my team yesterday and I was like, ‘I mean, god, if they’re just going to write stories about whoever they think I’m dating then I should start dating a political candidate so they get coverage,'” she added.
“Like, come on! Let’s go.”
But she has a lot of good things to say about her friend.
“We’ve been friends for a couple years and he’s really funny and smart and he gave me a lot of really good advice about staying true to myself,” Halsey shared in the interview.
“The thing about him is he’s a musician. He’s an instrumentalist. He’s one of the greatest… probably the greatest guitar player my generation has to offer. He’s a songwriter and he’s so, so talented.”
“The advice that he’s given me has been really organic and it’s been a lot about the art and the integrity and staying true to that because he’s managed to maintain his art integrity whilst still having a tremendous amount of commercial success, which is so admirable,” she continued.
“And then he’s like, ‘Screw it. I’m gonna go play with The [Grateful] Dead.'”
Someone else is also making the headlines with dating speculations – Halsey’s ex, G-Eazy.
On Tuesday night (November 14), G-Eazy was seen out on a dinner date in Los Angeles with a blond woman, and were later spotted packing on the PDA.
The woman is 29-year-old Christina Roseann Ray. And, according to an E! News source, this isn’t the first time G-Eazy and Christina have seen each other.
“G-Eazy isn’t dating one person exclusively,” the source said.
“He has been playing the field and enjoying being single again,” the source continued. “G always enjoyed his freedom and is having a lot of fun. Christina and G-Eazy had a past friendship and knew each other from mutual friends in the industry. It’s nothing serious, but this isn’t the first time they have seen each other. They had a great time on their date together and Christina is definitely interested in dating him seriously.”
But things did get a little steamy on their night out.
“They pulled up in his classic Mustang and before they even got out, they hopped in the backseat together,” an eyewitness told the news outlet. “They starting making out. She was in his lap and kissing his face over and over. It was steamy and lasted about 20 minutes before they finally got out.”
“She seemed very excited about being with him,” the eyewitness said.
“They both had big smiles on their faces. She was busy straightening her collar and her jacket after their make-out session. They both looked at each other and laughed. Then they stopped to hug on the street corner and she put her arms up inside of his jacket to stay warm. They had a two-hour dinner and left together at the end.”
Is a new romance in the cards for the “No Limit” rapper? We’ll keep you posted.