Chloe Bailey of Chloe x Halle tearfully discussed self-love in an emotional Instagram Live video Sunday (Jan. 31) after receiving backlash due to her social media posts.
The sister duo created separate IG accounts in January, and Chloe’s fledgling page has already racked up 1.4 million followers and a lot of commentary regarding her more provocative clips. The 22-year-old R&B star addressed it in a live video and cried about how she’s come to love herself and her body when she doesn’t see herself as a “sexual being.”
“A woman can be strong and stand in her power in every single way,” Chloe said in the IG Live video while wiping away tears. “I do it musically with my songwriting, with my producing. I feel so bada–. And I get the same feeling when I dance in my room, when I just own who I am and my body. And for so long, I used to think I was fat, and I used to hate my stretch marks and my cellulite. … But now, I really love who I am.”
One of her most recent posts that came under fire was a video of her saging her bedroom with Palo Santo products and dancing in her underwear.
“I didn’t even really notice you guys were talking about my a– because I was like, ‘OK, I’m just walking in from one seconds, two seconds …,'” the grown-ish actress said. “And I feel like I’ve shown my a– more than I have with that, like, if you look at our performance videos, the last performance we had in December. I was just so excited and on stage, and just being myself.”
Aye I met Chloe Bailey at the locs salon .. she one of the most humble people I’ve ever come across . Folks be mad for nothin man
— Wale (@Wale) February 1, 2021
Sending lots of love to Chloe ❤️ Keep doing you @chloexhalle
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) February 1, 2021
“And it’s really hard for me to think of myself as sexual being or an attractive being quite frankly. So when I see all the uproar about my posts and stuff, I’m a bit confused. I really don’t understand because I’ve never seen myself in that way or in that light,” Chloe continued. “So I take it as a huge compliment that you even think of me as a sexual, sexy being. … I don’t post what I post to get attention.”
Watch snippets of Chloe Bailey’s IG Live video below.
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) February 1, 2021