Halsey Claps Back After Being Accused of Texting During Shawn Mendes’ VMAs Performance

An audience cam spotted Halsey checking her phone during the MTV VMA’s last night while Shawn Mendes was performing. Fans started coming at Halsey for “ignoring” Mendes’ performance.

She took to Twitter to inform everyone that she was just checking in on her mom.

“can everyone stop saying I was checking my phone during Shawn’s performance I was texting my mom to make sure she was ok in the audience!!!!!!” Halsey tweeted on Tuesday. “(and also I was dancing!!!!)”