While receiving vast recognition from a global audience may seem like the ultimate trophy of success, becoming famous isn't all rainbows and butterflies. In fact, reaching high tiers of fame is accompanied by its own troubles. Five-time Grammy award-winner Chlöe has been garnering high anticipation for her upcoming projects. This month alone, she'll be dropping her debut solo album In Pieces as well as revealing her starring role in Swarm.
Swarm, which is due to premiere on March 17th, is another television effort created by Donald Glover alongside Janine Nabers. The show follows an obsessive fan girl whose seemingly innocent fascination with a pop star becomes twisted and dark. The horror-thriller reportedly gained inspiration from Beyoncé's Beyhive. Chlöe, who initially was under the iconic singer's apprenticeship while in Chlöe X Halle, has been building up her independent career in recent years. In reflection on the upcoming series, the 24-year-old sat down with Pop Crave to dive deep into experiencing fame.
Chlöe Opens Up About Social Media Hate
One of the main topics discussed throughout the web interview was social media fame, which Chlöe opened up honestly about. Initially, she describes what she's thankful for, telling the outlet "you know, for me and how I practice being healthy in terms of the social media world, sometimes I have to step away from it. It's such a huge blessing." She reflects, "because of it, there's people who know about me, I can connect with my fans online, and that's how people discovered my sister and I from YouTube. I know I would not be here and be able to do what I love, make money off of it, and live off of it without social media, right?"
But, Chlöe isn't shy of noting problems with growing a large online following. "Now also, with anything good comes bad," she says, "people are completely entitled to have any opinions about anything, and I have to come to terms that I can't please everybody." The Atlanta native further describes, "in everyday life, I just want everyone to feel comfortable, almost to the point where I'll sacrifice my comfortability. But I think the past year and a half, I'm like, 'You know what? I know God's proud of me, I'm proud of me, and I'm just happy people are talking.'" For more news on hip-hop and pop culture, be sure to check out HNHH.