Everyone’s favorite new singer, actress, and an American badass, Janelle Monae, has officially come out as queer. Fans had an idea that she might be, but the singer officially came out in a recent cover story in Rolling Stone.
I am thankful to all my musical heroes who graced this cover before me . Thank you @rollingstone for recognizing this lil’ #DirtyComputer . -JM 🤖💗🙏🏿 Article in bio ! •••••• Hair: Nikki Nelms (@NikkiNelms) Makeup: Jessica Smalls (@JessicaSmalls) Styling: Alexandra Mandelkorn (@mandelkorn) and me Photo: Matt Jones (@theonlymattjones)
“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,” she in the interview. She identified as a bisexual for a while, but then she later said, “[I] read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.'”
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In the interview, Monae also explained her fears about not being “a stereotypical black female artist” in the music industry and how being an artist who is detail-oriented has affected her emotional life. She also talked about her experiences in therapy, saying that she looked into getting help before she “self-destruct[ed].”