July 27, 2021

Chloe Bailey sparks controversy with Nina Simone’s performance ‘Feeling Good’ – EzAnime.net

Chloe Bailey’s rendition of “Feeling Good” made some viewers feel somewhat.

Half of Chloe x Halle made her solo television debut, performing a cover of the 1965 Nina Simone classic on ABC June 15th special, “June 15th: Together We Triumph – A ‘Soul of a Nation’ Special Event” Friday night. Bailey surprised herself in a sparkly catsuit as she danced in front of a giant moon during her sexy set, which featured some provocative moves and even a bit of twerking.

While it won praise from many viewers, others questioned the appropriateness of the nineteenth-century’s performance, calling it “over-sexualized.”

In the wake of the controversy, Nina Simone’s granddaughter, RéAnna Simone Kelly, came to Chloe’s defense, saying her late grandmother would have loved the performance.

“Everyone will come to @ChloeBailey for their rendition of my grandmother Nina Simone’s song ‘Feeling Good’,” RéAnna tweeted. “But what they don’t understand is that Grandma was a free-spirited woman !! She would have loved that performance as much as I did! Relax. Chloe killed him.

Chloe’s rendition of “Feeling Good” can be found on Disney’s Music for the Movement Volume III – Liberated EP, along with contributions from Cordae, Common, and Lucky Daye.

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