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Chlöe Bailey Talks Kelis Inspiring “Have Mercy” Lyrics, Booty Positivity, & Tia & Tamera Impact

Chlöe Bailey Talks Kelis Inspiring “Have Mercy” Lyrics, Booty Positivity, & Tia & Tamera Impact

Chlöe Bailey has officially stepped into her own as a young woman, as well as her own artist. Stepping back from her sister duo with Halle Bailey, Chloe’s blazing solo single “Have Mercy” not only has kept the internet on fire, but her MTV VMAs performance debut solidfied the shift in her career and personal journey, so there’s no way you can’t put respect on her name.

Coming through the Power 106 studios to speak with Power Mornings co-host Teddy Mora, the multi-talented singer and actress reflected on the emotional moment of performing her “Have Mercy” single on the MTV stage for the first time. Chloe admits that the entire performance was an “out of body” experience for her, and she’s still in shock now that the moment is etched into VMAs history. Sharing how her new single and visual supports “Booty positivity,” the singer goes on to speak on empowering women through her own confidence and self-acceptance, as the 23-year-old Atlanta native details why she decided to keep her stretch marks visible on her “Have Mercy” single artwork.

There is no question that Chloe has studied and found mentoriship with the Queen Beyonce, but the performer also reveals her love for singer Kelis, who inspired lyrics on “Have Mercy.”

Chloe goes on to share her thoughts on astroology, her favorite shows to binge watch, how she and her sister Halle were inspired by Tia & Tamera, and also speaks on breaking the internet when she dropped her solo Instagram account.

Chlöe Bailey Talks Kelis Inspiring "Have Mercy" Lyrics, Booty Positivity, & Tia & Tamera Impact
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