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Tennis Court MVP: Every Time Chloe x Halle Killed Their Quarantine Performances
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Tennis Court MVP: Every Time Chloe x Halle Killed Their Quarantine Performances


Let's talk about one of the most impressive things we've seen during #QuarantineLife - the R&B sibling duo Chloe x Halle's tennis court performances. Since lockdown started in March, Chloe x Halle utilized their tennis court (and their backyard) in more ways than anyone, with the exception of the talented Williams sisters, of course. Recently, they performed as pre-show talent for the 2020 VMAs but it was the performance everyone was talking about.

It brings up a bigger question about the role of black creativity in mainstream media, and the lack of accolades received. There's no doubt that the entertainment industry has a hard time crediting black people, and especially black women, for being innovators in their fields. While some fans were surprised by the quality of their VMA performance, those paying attention know it's par for the course. Many celebrities can't even find the 'Live' button, yet Chloe x Halle perform with no less than 7 lasers, 5 camera angles, and several custom pieces from designers of color. Let's be honest, who else is providing quality content like this, pandemic or not?

We live in a world that thrives on not giving black women their flowers, dead or alive. But, of course, we don't play that game at xoNecole. Here are all the times Chloe x Halle killed quarantine performances effortlessly.

1. At #DearClass2020, performing "Do It":

While bidding congratulations to the newest graduating class, the girls opted for angelic shimmery vibes in Venus Prototype and Zana Bayne.

2. At the BET Awards 2020, performing "Do It" and "Forgive Me":

Who else is giving us both costume changes and split-screen realness? The girls are also wearing custom looks from TLZ L'FEMME in both scenes.

3. At 'The TODAY Show', performing "Do It":

The sisters stuck to minimal choreography and set design, relying on the coordinating outfits from Delia Alleyne to pack the punch.

4. At Global Citizen, performing "ROYL":

De-constructed vintage tees reconstructed into this rockstar look; created by Delia Alleyne. Zerina Akers said the wardrobe is a tribute to "our rockstars".

5. At the #USOpen, performing "Busy Boy":

While this is one of their more basic backdrops, we're still getting futuristic realness from the organza sleeves and metallic fabrics - designed by Delia Alleyne.

6. At 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', performing a softer version of "Do It":

With a more subtle song, the striking red pieces created stunning on-screen visuals. These pieces were also created by Delia Alleyne and styled by Zerina Akers.

7. At the VMAs, performing "Ungodly Hour":

The girls are wearing custom pieces by Sho Konishi and stole the show, even after losing Best Quarantine Performance.

Featured image via Chloe x Halle/GIF

 

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