Chloe Bailey Sparks Controversy with Nina Simone ‘Feeling Good’ Performance
Written by B87FM on June 19, 2021
Chloe Bailey’s efficiency of “Feeling Good” had some viewers feeling some kind of means.
One half of Chloe x Halle made her solo tv debut, performing a canopy of Nina Simone’s 1965 basic on ABC’s Juneteenth particular, “Juneteenth: Collectively We Triumph – A ‘Soul of a Nation’ Particular Occasion” on Friday night time. Bailey shocked in a glittery catsuit whereas dancing in entrance of an enormous moon throughout her horny set, which featured some provocative strikes and even somewhat twerking.
Whereas she received reward from many viewers, others questioned the appropriateness of the Juneteenth efficiency, calling it “over sexualized.”
I don’t like how Chloe over sexualized this rendition of Nina Simone’s “Feelin’ Good,” like who thought that was okay?!?!?! I hope black Twitter let her have it #SoulOfANation
— Mattea Smith (@MatteaMarie) June 19, 2021
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— Your Fave (@PartitionBeat) June 19, 2021
Within the wake of the controversy, Nina Simone’s granddaughter, RéAnna Simone Kelly, got here to Chloe’s protection, saying that her late grandmother would have cherished the efficiency.
“Everybody’s coming at @ChloeBailey for her efficiency of my grandmother Nina Simone’s tune ‘Feeling Good’,” RéAnna tweeted. “However what y’all don’t perceive is that grandma was a free spirited girl herself!! She would’ve cherished that efficiency as a lot as I do! Calm down. Chloe killed it.”
Chloe’s rendition of “Feeling Good” could be discovered on Disney’s Music for the Motion Quantity III – Liberated EP, together with contributions from Cordae, Frequent, and Fortunate Daye.
Everybody’s coming at @ChloeBailey for her efficiency of my grandmother Nina Simone’s tune “Feeling Good”. However what y’all don’t perceive is that grandma was a free spirited girl herself!! She would’ve cherished that efficiency as a lot as I do! Calm down. Chloe killed it. #NinaSimone
— RéAnna Simone Kelly (@reasiimone) June 19, 2021