Chloe Bailey delivered a jaw-dropping performance of the Nina Simone classic, “Feeling Good,” during ABC’s “Soul of a Nation” Juneteenth celebration that left many debating whether or not it was inappropriate.
Watch the performance below.
Read a few reactions to the performance below.
Nina Simone’s granddaughter, RéAnna Simone Kelly, took to Twitter in defense of Chloe saying her grandmother would have loved the performance just as much as she did!
Everyone’s coming at @ChloeBailey for her performance of my grandmother Nina Simone’s song “Feeling Good”. But what y’all don’t understand is that grandma was a free spirited woman herself!! She would’ve loved that performance as much as I do! Relax. Chloe killed it. #NinaSimone
Grandma was unapologetically herself. She was a muhhhf**kin badass woman who did what she wanted when she wanted. She was a sexual woman and she expressed that. Educate yourselves !! If grandma could she probably would’ve done that performance herself ????????
See her original tweet below.
Chloe Bailey is incredibly talented and that will never be up for debate.