Chloe Bailey’s ‘Lovin’ You’ Cover Gets Mixed Reactions On Social Media

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Chlöe Bailey shows off her impressive vocal range and applauds critics who once again think she’s “trying too hard” to be provocative.

On January 24, the “Have Mercy” hitmaker sent the internet spiraling after posting a new cover song on her Instagram account.

This time, the R&B singer covered Minnie Riperton’s 1974 classic “Lovin’ You,” a sultry love song carried by Riperton’s sultry vocals and that high register note in the song’s bridge. Many singers fail miserably when trying to reach the Soul legend’s vocal height, but Bailey clinched it, effortlessly we might add.

Fans on social media instantly flocked to Bailey’s comments section, praising the star for her seamless cover of the song.

“YOU BETTA CUT THAT MINNIE SIS WHISTLE!!!! LET’S GO!!!” wrote one person on Instagram.

Another social media follower replied:

“Say what you want but CHOLE DOESN’T MISS!!! Ever.”

While a third person intervenes:

“Now why do I feel like we just had sex.”

After posting the video, Chlöe even spoke to fans about the moment on Twitter, telling her followers that she’s waited “her whole life” to hit Riperton’s dizzying note.

Sadly, a few critics on social media slammed Bailey for oversexualizing the classic tune with her moaning voice and whirling motions.

“Chloe is just trying too hard,” one user wrote on Twitter. “You have a big ass, turn around.”

Another person commented:

“I feel violated just watching. The ‘unintentional’ sex appeal gives me goosebumps. On a real note, although it doesn’t sound like you know each other sister….

While a third user replied:

“How can you put a damper on amazing vocal performance with unnecessary exciting gimmicks? I loved the singing.

Ouch!

Well, Chlöe had some words for naysayers who weren’t happy with her sultry rendition of the melody.

“I love how you can’t criticize my singing or who I am as an artist, so people find something else to find that’s a compliment,” the 23-year-old wrote in response to the backlash.

A few fans also rushed to defend the singer, including a social media follower named @Itscalebc2 who commented:

“WARNING NO CHLOE X HALLE STANS: CHLOE BAILEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXTRA WHEN SHE SINGS, IT’S NOTHING NEW! IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHO SHE IS THEN YOU DON’T NEED TO LOG IN BECAUSE YOU WILL GETTING THE SAME THING EVERY TIME! THANK YOU!”

Check out some more mixed reactions to Chlöe’s “Lovin’ You” cover below. What did you think? Was it a success or a failure?