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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on February 5, 2023 at 5:15 PM EST

Halle Bailey, known for her work in ABC’s “Grown-ish” and as one half of the popular R&B singing duo Chloe and Halle, has just stunned her Instagram followers by wearing a beautiful cutout dress to perform at the recording academy.

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Halle Bailey Shows Off Curves

Halle Bailey wears cut-out dress
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In photos shared to Halle Bailey's Instagram account, the singer is showing off her body by wearing a long, partially sheer green and blue dress. The dress features a cut-out near her abs and hips, showing off her curves and wowing her followers.

"about last night 💧," she wrote in the caption of the post before adding, "it was truly an honor to sing for the legends of motown 💙thank you to the recording academy for having us ✨."

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Fans LOVE Bailey's Look

Halle Bailey wears cut-out dress
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Fans and friends of Halle Bailey did not hesitate to comment their support on her Instagram post.

"Teen Beach Movie" and "Grease Live!" star Jordan Fisher wrote "OKAY" while USA rhythmic gymnast Stasya Generalova commented "Beautiful ❤️."

One of Bailey's fans commented, Halle’s dress is everything 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾" while one chimed in with, "I know y’all see the V cut in the second pic!!!!! Put some respek on Halle’s name okayyyyyy🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥😍😍😍😍😍😍😍."

"Your smile is gorgeous! That should be the first pic! 😍," another chimed in.

Many others couldn't stop commenting on the dress as one user wrote, "Omg this dress is gorgeous," while another said it gives off "Little Mermaid" vibes as they said, "giving mermaid 🧜‍♀️."

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While one follower expressed how excited they are to see the upcoming live-action "The Little Mermaid" movie that Bailey is set to star in. "I think I’m the most excited person in the world for The Little Mermaid 🧜🏽‍♀️!!," they commented before adding, " I’m proud of you & can’t wit to see the trailer. God bless me the day I see the film 😂 I’m so excited."

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‘Black Ariel’ Backlash

Halle Bailey at Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood 2019
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In 2019, Disney announced that actress Halle Bailey, who is known for her work in ABC’s “Grown-ish” and as one half of the popular R&B singing duo Chloe and Halle, would portray the iconic Disney Princess, Ariel, in the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.”

Not long after the announcement, fans took to social media to express their frustrations about the casting of the Disney Princess and the hashtag #NotMyAriel immediately began to trend.

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Support For Bailey Pours In

Halle Bailey at 2022 Kids Choice Awards - Santa Monica
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Some, however, stood up for Bailey, including The Walt Disney Company, Jodi Benson (the original voice for Ariel in the 1989 animated classic), and Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the producers and composers for the upcoming live-action remake.

Bailey also addressed the backlash, saying, “And even still today with all of the commentary and people’s opinions going on, it just reminds me to be number one: grounded, and grateful that I have this opportunity.”

She continued, “And the fact that it’s sparking such a discussion for all of us … I mean, I know what it would’ve meant to me as a little girl to have been able to see a Black Ariel.

“When I was younger, if I would’ve seen that, it would have changed my whole outlook on life so the fact that I’m kind of getting to do that is really cool and unbelievable to me and the little girl inside of me is screaming and freaking out,” Bailey concluded.

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