Since The Little Mermaid hit theatres in late May, the world has only fallen more in love with Halle Bailey. While racists may disagree, the 23-year-old actress was arguably the best choice to play Ariel, perfectly personifying the redheaded princess alongside friends like Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle. Halle continued to carry herself with regal grace all through the movie’s press tour, but according to DDG’s most recent YouTube vlog, she’s now back at home and feeling much freer to be herself around loved ones.
In a brief clip reposted by @theneighborhoodtalk on Instagram, the Atlanta-born vocalist sits with her boyfriend in a room full of friends and family members. Rather than the stunning designer gowns we’ve seen her sauntering down the red carpet in over the past month, Bailey opted to keep it cozy in a matching sweatsuit, also letting her natural beauty shine, sans makeup. She still looks every bit as radiant as Ariel, but the words that come out of her mouth prove that she’s officially out of Disney mode (for now).
Halle Bailey Lets Her Hair Down
“Y’all are stupid,” she boldly declares as those around her chatter. Then, pointing at DDG, Bailey yells, “This n*gga get y’all every mother*cking time!” Her tone becomes increasingly loud with every word, and her man can’t help but laugh as she pushes her finger toward his face. “Y’ALL ARE STUPID!” the “Do It” hitmaker adds one more time for effect.
While the moment is undeniably hilarious, many have left replies suggesting that it would’ve been wise for DDG to leave the moment out when editing his vlog. “Why would he post this private moment video? She’s currently in a whole Disney movie,” one of them pondered. “I hope she sees this for what it is. He don’t care about her, this a clout move on his part,” they further speculated. Have you seen The Little Mermaid yet? If yes, tell us your thoughts on the film in the comments. Afterward, check out our recent story on Halle Bailey’s trip to the theatre to watch herself on the big screen in disguise at the link below.