In an interview with Fashion magazine, the 19-year-old actress and singer revealed that meeting Shawn several years ago inspired her to keep singing.
“I remember meeting him three years ago when I was just dipping my toes into the whole music thing and he inspired me to stay on,” she explained. “He’s so kind, [and] even then, I knew he was going to be a big star.”
Hailee also added that having a supportive squad is so important, saying, “Banding together—whether it’s a group of women or a group of men or both—is awesome.”
Also pictured inside: Hailee heading through LAX airport on Tuesday afternoon (November 15) on her way to New York for a performance on the Today show.
Check out Hailee performing “Starving” on the Today show below…