Janelle Monáe appears on our latest cover. Click the link in our bio to read the story in full. In the feature, she opens up about her sexuality and discusses her new album, 'Dirty Computer.' “I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you,” she tells us. “This album is for you. Be proud.” Photograph by Matt Jones (@theonlymattjones)
Janelle Monae is gracing the cover of this month issue of Rolling Stone Magazine and it is seen as one of her most realest and transparent interview to date.
The R&B and Pop star tells the time as she was teased growing up being labeled as queer that triggered her lack of confidence. What stood out most about this interview is her openess about being a Pansexual.
A pansexual is someone who sees sexuality in all forms and sexual activity with people of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
"Being a queer black woman in America," she says, taking a breath as she comes out, "someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker." She initially identified as bisexual, she clarifies, "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." says Janelle.
She also stopped by our sister station Power 105.1 and explained more into depth why her new album 'Dirty Computer' is made for people just like her.