Chloe Bailey Talks Insecurities and Self-Confidence in Emotional Instagram Live

Chloe Bailey of Chloe x Halle took to Instagram, where she tearfully addressed her journey to self-love after a string of provocative posts on social media.  

Chloe Bailey attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards.

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Chloe Bailey attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards.

Chloe Bailey of Chloe x Halle took to Instagram Sunday, where she tearfully addressed her journey to self-love after a string of provocative posts on social media.

— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) February 1, 2021

“For every woman out there, don’t change who you are to make society feel comfortable. And I’m telling myself that’s not what I’m going to do, even when I posted the video yesterday, I posted it because I was saging and doing Palo Santa and I was like, ‘Let’s spread positive vibes,’” she said.

“I didn’t even really notice you guys were talking about my ass because I was like, ‘OK, I’m just walking in from one seconds, two seconds...’ And I feel like I’ve shown my ass more than I have with that like if you look at our performance videos, the last performance we had in December," she added. "Like, I was just so excited and on stage, and just being myself, so... I don’t know.”

Chloe went on to explain why she decided to open up to her fans. “I just felt it was important to address it, so you guys get to kind of know who I am inside," she said. "And it’s really hard for me to think of myself as a 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. Like, I really don’t understand because I’ve never seen myself in that way.”

Chloe explained that she isn't seeking validation or attention, but what the world is seeing are videos that were taken a while back and shared among 50 or so of her closest friends through a private Instagram account. A few days ago, Chloe and her sister Halle, who has reportedly begun filming The Little Mermaidspoke over Live about these dated clips that have only recently captivated everyone's attention, saying, "Well, you saw that because that was on my finsta...'Cause I've had it on my finsta for like four months."

Despite her message of positivity, no one liked seeing Chloe cry. Check out reactions to her emotional post below.

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

when we find the ppl who made chloe bailey cry

— Desus MFing Nice💯 (@desusnice) February 1, 2021

Chloe bailey might not fight .. but i do.

— THIQUE (@ScottieBeam) February 1, 2021

nah what we don’t do in this house is make chloe bailey cry nope we ride for her

— Lauren Chanel (@MichelleHux) February 1, 2021

I’ll fight the whole world for Chloe Bailey

— brandon (@djdommb__) February 1, 2021

God ain’t give Chloe Bailey that body for her to post neck up selfies.

Jeanskirt Twitter is just gonna have to DEAL.

— Tiff B., Esq. (@BlackElleWoods) January 31, 2021

Love me some Chloe Bailey!

Own that body.
Own that sexuality.
Own your Black womanhood on your terms.

Sending Chloe, Halle, and @chloexhalle so much love!

— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) February 1, 2021

The situation with Chloe Bailey being shamed for being attractive is sad, but it’s nothing new. The degradation of female sexuality along with how negative social media is allows women to be an easy target. This shouldn’t be the way things are, but it is.

— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) February 1, 2021

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