Ohhkaaay, Chloe! Don’t hurt ’em too bad!
“No one else can make me feel/ The colors that you bring/ Stay with me while we grow old/ And we will live each day in the springtime/ ‘Cause lovin’ you/ Has made my life so beautiful/ And every day of my life/ Is filled with lovin’ you,” the 23-year-old sang over a laid-back acoustic guitar.
While some users couldn’t help but share that they think “she’s doing too much,” many music fans stopped to recognize her talent. Even Chloe clapped back at the haters on Twitter.
“I like how you can’t criticize my singing or who i am as an artist, so people find something else to find,” she wrote. The talented artist also added that she sees it all as a compliment.
“Lovin’ You” is Chloe’s first cover in 2022, following her interpretations of Adele’s “Easy on Me” and The Weeknd’s “Earned It” in 2021, as well as Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open” and Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.”
Last June, the Atlanta native contributed her cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” to the compilation album Liberated: Music for the Movement Vol. 3, which drew criticism online but was defended by Simone’s granddaughter ReAnna Simone Kelly.
ReAnna clapped back at Chloe’s haters.
“Everyone’s coming at @ChloeBailey for her performance of my grandmother Nina Simone’s song “Feeling Good”. But what y’all don’t understand is that grandma was a free spirited woman herself!! She would’ve loved that performance as much as I do! Relax. Chloe killed it. #NinaSimone.”
The Chloe hate train didn’t stop there. Chloe’s sultry Instagram picture, in which she donned exposing lingerie, sucked a lollipop, and thanked her fans for their support thus far in her career, drew mixed reviews at first.
“To my four million followers, and counting, my candy kisses are my clovers,” she said in a 19-second now deleted Instagram clip. “Thank you all so much for loving me. And I love you right on back. There’s a lot more to come.”
Chloe made an appearance on Charlamagne Tha God’s new talk program, Tha God’s Honest Truth, where she spoke about the now-deleted social media lollipop video in which she thanked her fans for their support throughout her career.
“Do the reactions to your posts, like the lollipop video that you deleted, do they influence you?” Charlamagne asked the musician during the sit-down interview.
Chloe replied: “You know, honestly in the beginning it didn’t affect me. I’m human. Of course, it affects me sometimes. But the reason why I deleted it, wasn’t because of what people were saying. It was just because didn’t want people just going to my page and just seeing that. Social media is just whatever. I’m 23, I’m a grown woman.”
Chloe was nominated for four NAACP Image Awards this week, including outstanding female artist, outstanding soul/R&B song, and outstanding music video/visual album (all for “Have Mercy”), as well as outstanding duo, group, or collaboration (traditional) (for her cover of “Georgia on My Mind” with her sister Halle Bailey).
Her debut solo single debuted at No. 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in mid-December and has since climbed to No. 28 on the Hot 100, giving her first solo Top 40 hit.
See Chloe’s version of “Lovin’ You” below.
Sis is grown, and we STAN!