Driver's Speeding Ticket Paid Thanks to Song She Blasted

Singer Halsey heard fan was rocking out to 'Nightmare' when she was pulled over
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2019 9:35 AM CDT

This writer is apparently not the only one convinced the foot gets heavier when a good song comes on the radio. A fan of singer Halsey confessed Tuesday to getting a first-ever speeding ticket while listening to the new single "Nightmare." "When asked why I was going 99 in a 70 I was ~dangerously~ close to admitting I was bangin out to @halsey's new song," the fan wrote. Just 20 minutes later, the "Bad at Love" singer responded, per BuzzFeed: "What's your Venmo. I'll pay your ticket. DRIVE SAFELY PLEASE!!!!"

The fan later posted a screenshot showing a $250 deposit within the mobile payment service. "I will NEVER forget your kindness and will continue blasting your music forever (just at a safer speed)," the fan wrote, apparently to Halsey. According to Billboard, "Halsey wanted to write a song about what it's like to be a woman in the year 2019," resulting in "Nightmare"—"an effective rallying cry" that "harnesses that breakup song's raw personal hurt and expands it into a universal outrage." It's Halsey's first solo single of the year. (Read more speeding ticket stories.)

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