Halle Bailey Leaves Cardi B’s Daughter, Kulture, Starstruck At “The Little Mermaid” Premiere

The 4-year-old was beyond happy to meet Ariel in real life.

BYHayley Hynes
Halle Bailey Leaves Cardi B’s Daughter, Kulture, Starstruck At “The Little Mermaid” Premiere

For Chlöe and Halle Bailey, the decision to go their separate ways and focus on their own careers hasn't been easy. Nevertheless, it's served the talented sisters greatly, with the older of the two delivering her debut solo album and an incredible tour, while the younger has been working on her acting chops. Rather than diving into the world of film with a small smart, the 23-year-old went all in as the lead in Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid. Bailey and the company have both faced backlash over the decision to cast a Black woman as Ariel. Thankfully, the rising star hasn't let it get under her skin too much.

In today's internet age, avoiding hate is practically impossible. On the bright side, the "Do It" songstress has experienced plenty of heartwarming moments with young fans to make up for the bad. Most recently, she left Cardi B and Offset's 4-year-old daughter, Kulture, feeling nothing short of starstruck when they crossed paths at TLM premiere on Monday (May 8) evening. In an adorable video that's been circulating online, the young girl wraps her arms around Halle's thighs in a sweet embrace before the Atlanta native crouched down to show her some love.

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Kulture and Halle Bailey Share a Sweet Moment

Both girls exchanged a sweet smile before hugging again, Kulture happily looking into the camera in the midst of Bailey's embrace. As Uproxx notes, Cardi threw a mermaid-themed bash for her eldest's last birthday, so it's not entirely surprising to see her with such an affinity for Ariel. Elsewhere at the event, Offset's other daughter, Kalea, joined her step-sister and Halle's sister, Chlöe to pose for more photos on the red carpet.

Everyone in attendance was dressed to the nines, from the former Migos member's pearl-clad jacket to the "Have Mercy" hitmaker's vibrant yellow dress. Are you looking forward to seeing Halle Bailey as The Little Mermaid? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.