Chloe Bailey says Beyoncé made her feel good about her body

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The ‘Grown-ish’ star attributes Beyoncé - along with singer Jill Scott - as someone who allowed her to embrace her body and love it for what it was, with a special space for her derriere.

The 23-year-old told Allure: “The first woman I saw embrace her body was Beyoncé. 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. 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 favourite thing about [my body] is my butt."

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The ‘Have Mercy’ hitmaker - who makes music alongside her sister Halle with whom she performs as Chloe x Halle - says this helps foster a 'fearless' aspect to her on-stage persona.

She said: "I feel sexy. I feel strong."

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The 'Forgive Me' songstress often says that sometimes - like when it comes to dating - how her public persona as a 'really sensual girl' is often not what potential suitors get, despite their expectations.

Chloe said: "I'm getting into that world and learning the ways of men right now. 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."

Source: Allure,Celebretainment

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