Critics deemed her the love child of Prince and Octavia Butler, with soulful tunes that combined swagger and sci-fi; the singer was soon performing at the White House, appearing in a Super Bowl spot for Pepsi and attending couture shows with Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld.“Janelle doesn’t like anyone trying to normalize her,” says Jidenna, a signee to Wondaland Records, the Atlanta-based Epic imprint she launched in 2015.One can only hope that the potential shooter has enough compassion to let you down delicately.Last week, Tyrese boldly took to Instagram to praise and kick game to Janelle Monae by way of a Woman Crush Wednesday post.Soul Train Awards nominee Janelle Monáe has a knack for turning ordinary interviews into extraordinary conversations chock-full of fun quoteables and her latest exclusive with UPTOWN magazine is no exception. "When you release your first album, record sales are important. I feel like this music is from God and I am the pastor that does not need a mega-church. While traveling through Paris, The "Prime Time" singer caught up with Editor-in-Chief Isoul Harris as the pair discussed her love life, place in music, responsibility as an artist and a few of her famous friends who go by the names of Erykah Badu and Prince. I am fine with my 200-seat church, as long as the people that need it come and get inspired.
“I’ve always spoken out about what it means to be ‘the other,’ ” says Janelle Monae, seated on a plush vintage couch in the New York offices of A24, the film studio that’s releasing her first feature film, , later this month.In the lengthy post, the “Stay” singer pondered what he could “help” her with or “protect” her from.In other words, he auditioned for the role of Miss Janelle Monae’s man in front of all of us. – I hope you get the message –I’m a sucker for a naturally beautiful, God fearing woman who’s smart and authentic who’s strong and self-sufficient – most guys out here will run fast and be intimidated with the idea of all the things I just mentioned about you… In are in my music,” says the 30-year-old, who’s wearing a T-shirt adorned by one of her heroes, David Bowie.“To me, feeling like the other as a woman or as a member of the LGBTQ community is parallel to what it will be like for androids in the future.” , Monae has been on a mission to reconstruct the modern female pop star.
“I was in rooms where I was the only minority,” she recalls.