Chloe Bailey Joins 'Drag Race' Icon Symone For 'Treat Me' Performance: 'I Was So Happy'
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Chloe Bailey Joins 'Drag Race' Icon Symone For 'Treat Me' Performance: 'I Was So Happy'

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13, winner Symone had a special guest join her on stage during her performance at Gloss Weho, the club night put on by her drag and artistry collective, the House of Avalon.

While performing “Treat Me,” Chloe Bailey’s new single, Symone had the treat of having Bailey herself join her, to the crowd’s surprise. Bailey looked like she was having the time of her life and said so on social media.

"Last night was [like a] movie!" she wrote. "[T]hank you @the_symone for letting me join you on stage when you performed #TreatMe. [I] was so happy."

 

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Fans celebrated the moment online, with one writing, "Legends supporting legends."

Someone else said, “Chloe is a smart girl & def from the school of Bey…. Symone(Drag Race 13 winner), performed Treat Me, & Chloe joined her on stage…. If ur familiar with Symone, then you understand why its a big deal(especially in terms of building an audience) Werk Chloe.”

Another wrote, "Chloe & Symone on stage together was the perfect thing to wake up to."

The performance comes as Bailey discusses "Treat Me" and her upcoming album, which she revealed in an #AskChloe Twiter thread is complete.

According to Uproxx, Bailey wrote that she was influenced by Kanye West, Imogen Heap, and Donna Summer. She also wrote that she wrote her album when she was “at the lowest moment and was building myself back up.” Her upcoming verse on Fivio Foreign’s “Hello” was also written and recorded the night after the Grammys.

Both Bailey and Symone have used art to come out of their shells and fully express themselves.

Symone told Shadow and Act in 2021 how she used drag to finally reveal her full self to her high school, and later the world.

“It’s really weird because when I was a kid, I was very shy, very into myself,” she said. “I would go to school and come home and close my door and that was it. So when I found drag, it was my way of expressing myself. And when I found it, I was like, ‘Oh wait, this is what it’s like…I feel like I can like breathe. So I’m not letting this go.’ And so I just literally just kind of like dove into it…I saved up my money and I practiced my makeup, and then when I hit 18, prom came around and I did that [in drag] and I got such a wonderful reception from that. And then like a couple of months, not much longer after prom, I performed for the first time. And then that was really like, ‘Oh, you’re good b*tch..and this is fun.”

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