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Chlöe Bailey’s Comments About Body Confidence Speak To The Power Of Beyoncé

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Singer Chlöe Bailey opened up about what it means to her to “feel sexy” in her body and how Beyoncé changed her perspective.
Celebrity The Bootylicious era was pivotal. When it comes to Chlöe Bailey, Beyoncé is much more than an esteemed producer or musical influence. Yes, Chlöe and her sister, Halle, first caught Queen Bey’s attention with their cover of “Pretty Hurts” in 2013 — and in the years that followed, Beyoncé helped foster their professional music careers by welcoming them to Parkwood Entertainment. But as Chlöe revealed in a January interview with In The Know, the “Be Alive” singer was a source of personal inspiration well before she could officially be called “mentor.” “I can honestly and genuinely say it was Beyoncé who made me look at my body and say maybe it is okay to have my body. Maybe it is okay to have a plump butt. Maybe it is okay to have to shake and jump to fit in my jeans,” Chlöe told the outlet. “During the ‘Bootylicious’ era, I would go and see her flaunting her curves and be like, ‘She looks damn good!’” In the cover story, Chlöe also pointed to Beyoncé as one of several notable women (along with Kelis, Donna Summer, and Nina Simone) who have been “powerful in the skin that [they’re] in,” influencing Chlöe to do the same as a woman — and musician — today.

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