Chloe Bailey has recently opened up about how she used to feel insecure from people body shaming her on social media and how she dealt with it.

Essentially growing up online at a very young age, Bailey talked about the negativity she endured on social media.

The 23-year-old singer spoke with Taraji Henson on her Facebook Watch show ‘Peace of Mind with Taraji’ about how she has learned to deal with social media body shaming.

Bailey said, “I’ve been like, really insecure for a long time, and I’m finally at that place where I have self-confidence.”

She talked about getting comments on Instagram such as “I want the old Chloe back,” while one said she “look like a porn star…sad.”

“I think there was a collective of them and I can’t sit here and lie and say, ‘Oh, I’m bulletproof, nothing hurt me,’ because it honestly did,” Bailey said. “And I think what hurt me the most was when I would see some post saying how I’m doing this for male attention, or I’m just trying to sell sex to get attention for myself.”

She continued, “And at first I was really getting sad about it. But then I thought — why would I let that control my thoughts and feelings when I know it’s a lie. So I kind of had to give it not so much power. I’m not doing anything crazy; I’m just loving and appreciating my body and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.”

The Have Mercy singer went on to say that she started posting more body-conscious photos of herself on Insta as she has developed more confidence, but that it took time.

She said, “They were talking about me posting my body. And ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been curvy, to the point where sometimes it was my biggest insecurity. I remember the first time I got stretch marks. I was 12 at this field trip and we were hiking. I’m like, ‘What is this?’ I still have them all on my thighs.”

However, Bailey said she no longer worries about them. “As I’ve gotten older, I have learned to really appreciate my curves,” she said. “I love my stretch marks. Every time I have a photoshoot I’m like, ‘No, don’t airbrush the stretch marks cause I like them.’”

The singer added, “I used to think that I wasn’t very strong. But I’ve learned that I’m a pretty strong woman. “I’ve learned to say no to things that I don’t agree with, I’m learning to find my own voice, and it is so powerful and liberating. And it’s only going to get stronger and louder.”