Check out Chloe Bailey, who blossoms and blooms on the cover of Allure Magazine‘s June/July 2022 issue.
Making for a stunning sight, the R&B belle graces the publication as she continues the push for her new single ‘Treat Me’ and struts towards the release of her debut solo album.
Within its pages, Bailey opens up about the project (which the feature refers to as ‘Chloe’), embracing her curves, her mentor Beyonce, and more.
Check out pics and quotes after the jump…
On The Creative Process Of Making Her Debut Solo Album:
“Music saved me. 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.”
“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.”
“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’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. So, I’ve been pretty protective of my heart and figuring out guys’ true intentions.”