“I speak about androids because I think the android represents the new 'other.' You can compare it to being a lesbian or being a gay man or being a black woman ... What I want is for people who feel oppressed or feel like the 'other' to connect with the music and to feel like, 'She represents who I am.'”
“I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I'm constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes.”
“I have a great body, I really do. But I want to be taken seriously as an artist, and wearing anything that shows it off will be a distraction from the music. That's how my signature uniform, my tuxedo, came about. It's classic and timeless. You'll see me in black, white, and a pop of color on my lips. That pop adds a little magic.”
Janelle Monáe (born Janelle Monáe Robinson in Kansas City, Kansas on December 1, 1985) is an R&B musician, record producer and composer. Currently part of Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. She released her first album, The ArchAndroid in 2010! Then in 2012, she was featured on fun.’s “We Are Young,” which reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She has been nominated for six Grammy awards. She also the spokeswoman for CoverGirl!
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Janelle Monáe is best known for her amazing voice!
Janelle Monáe has never spoken publicly about her sexual preferences, except that she “only dates androids” and would inform the public on her choices “in due time.”