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(L-R) Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle attend Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Chlöe Bailey, who goes by just Chlöe now, opened up about entering the music industry with her sister Halle and what drawbacks came with it.

In the January digital cover for In The Know, Chlöe, 23, told the publication, “There were no downsides on our side. But I will tell you what annoys me a lot. I hate when people online constantly try to compare my sister and I. It is the most shallow, most disturbing thing. It was very off-putting to know how people would try to put two young Black sisters who love their craft so much and love each other so much, how they try to pit them against each other just because they’re different in some ways. So that’s the only downside.”

Both sisters have come a long way since being discovered on YouTube as duo Chlöe x Halle and recruited into Beyoncé’s camp. 2021 may have been Chlöe’s solo debut, but her younger sister, best friend and collaborator, has supported her all the way through.

The “Have Mercy” singer also addressed the backlash she has received for being deemed too sexy in her social media posts. “When I am in my bedroom with the lights dimmed off, with my colored lights on, and I’m dancing my heart out, I am moving just as sexy for myself [as I do on stage],” Chlöe said. “Self-love isn’t just about looking inside the mirror and saying, ‘You’re beautiful; you got this.’ You gotta feel it. You gotta feel it in every part of your body. You gotta be comfortable. You can’t just say it, because if you say it and don’t believe it, is it really true?”

She continued, “We can love ourselves as much as we want to love someone else. In most relationships, you express love through sex. Why can’t you do that with yourself and love yourself? Why can’t you be sexy for yourself? Why is it only okay when you’re sexy for another person that you’re in a relationship with? Be in a relationship with yourself. That’s what self-love is.”