Chloe Bailey is letting fans in on the countless seeds she’s been planting seeds within her newly found solo career as she dishes exclusive details in the latest issue of Allure magazine!
From upcoming projects in music and film, Chloe has covered all bases on what she’s got cooking up while also speaking on body positivity, dating and the never ending lessons of learning men.
Despite coming off as this super sexy, sultry and confident young woman Chloe admits that she was ashamed of her curves growing up especially her butt. “It’s complicated. I’ve always had thick thighs and a butt. But I was growing up at a time when, if someone on television told you that you had a big butt, they meant it as an insult. So I was a little ashamed of my curves. I tried to hide them. It took a very, very long time. Now my favorite thing about [my body] is my butt.”
She credits fellow female artists such as Beyonce and Jill Scott as being major influences inspiring her to embrace her full and curvaceous body. “The first woman I saw embrace her body was Beyoncé,” Chlöe says. “Hearing her sing ‘Bootylicious’ or seeing her perform on the BET [awards] made me feel calm about my body. Also Jill Scott. She showed me another beautiful, full-figured, thick, sexy, curvaceous [woman]. And I was like, that is sexy.”
As for dating Chloe explains that being homeschooled since the seventh grade has made her a little inexperienced to the early stages of high school dating. “I’m getting into that world and learning the ways of men right now,” she says. But her pleasure avatar does pose some challenges: “I present myself in my music videos as this really sensual girl, but when it comes to love and relationships, that’s not how I am. But that’s what guys think of me sometimes. So, I’ve been pretty protective of my heart and figuring out guys’ true intentions.”
Chlöe’s reveals,“I’m not a person who bases [stuff] on outward appearance,” . “If their heart is made of gold, I’m so in. I just want them to appreciate my nerdy side, my work ethic, and be my best friend.” She explains that her basic requirements are to Love God, be funny, and challenge her mind. “It has to be some- one who’s really intellectual because that’s sexy. You can teach me things.”
Chloe issues a fair warning to any respectable intellectuals seeking her attention, “I know a lot.”
Chloe is currently working on a series with fellow musician and actor Donald Glover, and an upcoming film titled ‘Praise This’ surrounding youth choirs while working on the release of her highly anticipated solo album.
The Atlanta native explains that she’s a woman of many layers and hopes that fans will get to know her a little better through her upcoming music.
“I’m a bubbly, corny, clumsy person,” she says. “But when the lights turn on, something just happens. I’m somebody else.”
“I feel like it’s not fair for us to say we’re only one version of who we are. We all have multiple layers to ourselves. Maybe,” she continues thoughtfully, “this is a side of me that I’ve always wanted to get out but I’ve been too scared. The Chlöe onstage? I’m fearless. I feel sexy. I feel strong. I feel like nothing can hold me back. When I’m off the stage, it’s the complete opposite. That version onstage is still a really nice person, but she doesn’t take any shit. She knows who she is.”
Chloe speaks on a dark point she endured powered by separation anxiety during the pandemic where her sister Halle was stuck in London for 6 months.
“Music saved me,” she recalls. “I was at a low moment where I felt lost, like I didn’t have any sense of who I was.”
“In the beginning you can tell that [the person] who is singing is like a bird with broken wings. As time went on, you can hear me finding my strength and confidence. I didn’t want to lose that story as I pieced the [songs] together.”