Fans have hailed praise on Chloe Bailey after she defended Beyonce for not promoting her new album.
The singer, 24, – who is signed to Beyonce’s Parkwood record label – recently released her new album In Pieces.
Despite plenty of controversy, the album garnered relatively disappointing album sales – debuting at 119 on Billboard in its first week.
And noticeably absent from any promotional activity was Beyonce, whom Chloe has previously labelled ‘more a mentor, family’.
Chloe raised to fame alongside her sister Halle, after they began posting music covers to Youtube at the ages of 13 and 11, respectively.
Respect: Fans have hailed praise on Chloe Bailey after she defended Beyonce for not promoting her new album
Beyonce subsequently signed the pair – known as Chloe x Halle – to her Parkwood record label.
And speaking on the Breakfast Club with Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy, the hosts asked whether Chloe places any blame on Beyonce.
They said: ‘The internet felt like Beyoncé should’ve done more in regards to promoting your album’.
Chloe responded: ‘I love B and she supported my sis and I since we had our little locs on YouTube so it’s all love over here, I love her.’
DJ Envy then brought up Beyoncé again, saying: ‘Everyone was saying because Beyoncé didn’t post [your album]…How did that make you feel?’
‘I was like, “At least they’re talking”. And at least people will go and listen to the project.
‘And as much as people try to bring up numbers and things like that, I’m trending every other day. Marketing can’t buy that. A label can’t buy that.
‘So people care enough to constantly have my name in their mouth. So, I’m doing something right.
‘Mentor’: The singer, 24, – who is signed to Beyonce’s Parkwood record label – recently released her new album In Pieces
Speaking out: Despite plenty of controversy, the album garnered relatively disappointing album sales – debuting at 119 on Billboard in its first week
Cloe: Noticeably absent from any promotional activity was Beyonce, whom Chloe has previously labelled ‘more a mentor, family’
‘If it was real what people were saying, my tours wouldn’t be sold-out. People wouldn’t be singing word-for-word on an album I just dropped a week and a half ago.
‘That’s what I have to switch my perspective to — instead of allowing others and people who aren’t doing anything with themselves or their lives dim my light.’
And taking to Twitter after the interview aired, fans were full of praise for Chloe.
One said: ‘They brought up Beyonce and tried to be messy. But Chloe HANDLED it’
‘Beyonce barely promoted her own album lol. Chloe handled this well though’, another said.
It comes after Chloe was criticised for her graphic sex scene in new drama, Swarm, just one month after her collaboration with convicted abuser Chris Brown drew backlash.
The singer shocked fans when her character Marissa engaged in a jaw-dropping sex scene with Damson Idris (who plays Marissa’s boyfriend Khalid) within the first few minutes of the first episode.
But defending her decisions, she told the Breakfast Club: ‘I shot Swarm and Praise This last year. Swarm — whether it’s negative or positive — everybody had my name in their mouth, maybe a week or two before my album.
‘Then, [with Praise This] I got to do this whole full press junket, go on all these morning shows, talk shows — Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, do all these great things — to talk about that. And because God is so good, I got to finesse that and also promote about my album.
‘I am grateful that I have multiple avenues and multiple ways that I can make money and promote myself. It’s hard, but I love it,’ she continued. ‘What God has for me will be for me…No one can stop what God has for you. Now, I’m on a sold-out tour.’
Stars: Chloe raised to fame alongside her sister Halle, after they began posting music covers to Youtube at the ages of 13 and 11, respectively
History: Beyonce subsequently signed the pair – known as Chloe x Halle – to her Parkwood record label
This is not the first time Chloe has defended the first episode of Donald Glover’s new series Swarm.
Although Chloe came in for a deluge of criticism online over the scene, she blithely informed ET Canada: ‘I was laughing about it.’
She gushed: ‘I am really proud of my performance in that show and being on set with such incredible actors like Damson [Idris] and Dominique [Fishback] and being directed by Donald Glover and being on set with the likes of Malia Obama and Janine [Nabers] and everybody.’
Chloe continued: ‘I learned so much being on that set. I also learned that it’s okay to be imperfect as an actor because that’s where the realness lies.’
The singer-turned-actress argued: ‘We’re not supposed to play like this perfectly built human being, because that doesn’t exist in the real world. So when I let that go, acting became an even deeper love for me.’
During the interview she declared that she no longer feels untoward about fans failing to recognise that she is no longer a child.
‘No, it doesn’t frustrate me anymore because I have so many other things to think about than to waste my time thinking how people perceive me,’ she said. ‘You know, before it used to bother me, but now I’m like, I got so much to worry about.’