Thursday, April 26, 2018

Janelle Monae on the Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

Janelle Monae's highly anticipated new album 'Dirty Computer' drops tomorrow and she is on the latest cover of Rolling Stone magazine. On the cover which was shot by Matt Jones, Janelle is of course rocking her signature, monochrome hues, black & white. In the issue, the singer & actress frees herself by coming out as pansexual. She also talks her new album 'Dirty Computer and more. Continue below to read some excepts from her interview. For more on Janelle's feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand. 

On being pansexual: 
Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker. But then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.' I'm open to learning more about who I am.

On being insecure early in her career:
It had to do with the fear of being judged. All I saw was that I was supposed to look a certain way coming into this industry, and I felt like I [didn't] look like a stereotypical black female artist.

On getting therapy:
I felt misunderstood. I was like, ‘Before I self-destruct, before I become a confused person in front of the world, let me seek some help.' I was afraid for anybody to see me not at the top of my game. That obsession was too much for me.

On getting through:
Through my experiences, I hope people are seen and heard. I may make some mistakes. I may have to learn on the go, but I'm open to this journey. I need to go through this. We need to go through this. Together. I'm going to make you empathize with dirty computers all around the world.

Credit: Rolling Stone

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