Singer Janelle Monae Just Came Out As “Queer” And Hints At Her Girlfriend’s Identity (Photos)

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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.

“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.'”

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].”