Halsey took the stage during the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday to perform an emotional rendition of her hit song “Without Me.”
The stripped-down performance opened with the singer lying on the ground. Dressed in a red body suit, Halsey slowly made her way up from the ground throughout the duration of the opening of the song.
Halsey was then joined by a female backup dancer dressed in a gray version of the same ensemble. The singer gently caressed the dancer’s face before eventually holding her a chokehold and then pushing her away. The dramatic dance moves exhibited by the two depicted an unhealthy relationship that neither person was willing to let go of.
The performance concluded with enthusiastic applause from the audience, notably by the band members of BTS.
The singer will also join BTS during the awards show for the debut performance of their track “Boy With Luv.”
The 2019 BBMAs were hosted by Kelly Clarkson. The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and aired on NBC.
The Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions — a division of Valence Media, the parent company of the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group.