Chloë Bailey has some explaining to do.
As anticipation continues to construct for the 24-year-old singer’s debut solo album, In Items, which is about to launch subsequent month, fan pleasure has come to a halt after she introduced its subsequent single. Thursday morning, the Have Mercy singer took to Twitter to share that How Does it Really feel can be launched subsequent Friday… And her function is Chris Brown. Ugh.
Her tweet, which learn, “2ND PIECE. HOW DOES IT FEEL @chrisbrown. 2/24,” confirmed a steamy picture of the 2 getting REAL shut, with Chris’ fingers round Chloë’s waist. See her full tweet (beneath):
2ND PIECE. HOW DOES IT FEEL @chrisbrown. 2/24 ???? pic.twitter.com/fjAjW6Sk6f
— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) February 16, 2023
Actually?? Out of EVERYONE??
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Followers took no time to share their disapproval of Chloë’s collaboration with the disgraced rapper, who pleaded responsible to at least one rely of felony assault for abusing his then-girlfriend Rihanna again in 2009, and has been the topic of a slew of further authorized points within the years since.
One journalist took to the social media platform to share his tackle the collab, writing:
“We’re failing Black ladies in music in the event that they really feel like they should collaborate with a identified abuser in an effort to chart”
He added that Chloë “had choices,” whereas naming different could-be candidates for the observe:
Earlier than y’all begin, Chloe had choices.
PLENTY to select from apart from Chris Brown.
Right here we go:
This was a alternative. A CHOICE.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) February 16, 2023
One other fan wrote:
“chloe bailey singing with chris brown in 2023, it’s like she’s afraid of success”
Severely!! Did nobody advise her of the potential for backlash?? As you realize, Chloë, and her sister, Halle Bailey, are each signed to Beyoncé’s document label, Parkwood Leisure. One fan questioned if the mom of three had something to do with the choice:
“Did Beyoncé approve this…”
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Not saying she did, however you may’t assist however marvel. See extra fan reactions (beneath):
“Disgusting. That’s the way it feels. Cease giving this abusive p.o.s. Consideration.”
“watch folks defend her collaborating w/ him whereas claiming that his historical past of violence towards ladies was a one time factor that he grew from even though his observe document goes again from 2009 to 2022. in 2019 & 2022 he was accused of sexual assault by 2 completely different ladies”
“Was actually trying ahead to the album after pray it away however now Chloe you may truthfully f**ok proper off. Beyonce actually fumbled with this one”
“chlöe there’s nonetheless time to delete this we’ll fake like we didn’t see this there’s nonetheless time”
“Wow. This really actually made me unhappy. OK, didn’t see that coming.”
“@ChloeBailey was giveon not out there? anderson paak? khalid? bruno mars? daniel caesar? or actually anybody else?”
“woman what are you doing”
Within the time since saying the collab, she has not responded to the backlash.
What are YOUR ideas on the scenario, Perezcious readers? Was this a foul determination? Will you be streaming How Does It Really feel when it drops subsequent Friday? Tell us within the feedback down beneath!
[Images via Parkwood Entertainment & RCA/YouTube]