Before she was solo superstar Beyonce, queen Bey was a member of Destiny’s child. It makes sense that she would offer advice to artist Chlöe Bailey as she leaves duo Chlöe x Halle and embarks on a solo career. Chlöe Bailey went on Tamron Hall to share the challenges of embarking on a solo career as well as valuable advice offered by Beyonce, who she considers one of her idols.

Chlöe shared some of the reasons behind her choice to embark on a solo career after being part of a duo with her sister, Halle, saying: “It almost happened very naturally. You know, my sister got the role of Ariel. And I’m so proud of her. And with that, she had to go to London for about eight months. And you know, it almost turned into two years because of the pandemic. So with that we were separated and it was really hard for the both of us. We had separation anxiety almost. We both knew one day we’d do our own projects, we just didn’t know it would come so fast.” She added, “That was the longest we’ve ever been separated from each other. Because, you know, we’re not twins, but we operated like we were. She’s my best friend. And so when she was over there, when I create music, it’s therapy for me. So I just couldn’t stop. And I just kept creating, and it just kept piling up and piling up. And I was like, well, I gotta do something with it.”

When asked what it was like to be compared to Beyonce, she said that it was the greatest compliment she could ever receive, but that “there will never be another Beyoncé. There will never be another queen. I just have to say I hope that one day I can even reach even an ounce of the success that she has. And I’m just so grateful to be mentored by her and to just take jewels and learn from her.”

As for specific advice from Beyonce, Chlöe said the best advice she received from the superstar was “to just trust my gut. And that what I feel matters and what I believe in matters. And I always love her because she never tries to force her opinion on my sister and I. She’ll always ask us first like ‘what do you think?’ And of course me being me and I think anyone else in the world, this is Beyoncé. I want to know what she has to say. So I’m like ‘what do you think?’ You can see how much he truly cares about us and it means a lot.”

Chlöe also spent time discussing the importance of drawing inspiration from other major industry female artists including Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Toni Braxton, and more.

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