New Video & Music…Janelle Monae: Make Me Feel + She Talks Sexuality and Female Empowerment

New music and visuals from singer, actress and rapper Janelle Monae. Janelle dropped her third studio album, Dirty Computer, last week and “Django Jane” is one of the tracks from the new record.

The video features a butch assortment of 70s militant chicks surrounding Commander Monae inside a quiet, all-girl Utopia as she spits some hardcore linguistics from a velvet throne.

The video is on point.

“Dirty Computer” is Monae’s first released album in 5 years.

And Monae is one of the most unique and talented artists of our time. But often, her music is eclipsed by rumors of her sexuality, which she has been blase about for a long time.

Of course, even a one eyed baby can see that Monae loves her some cooch, but folks seem to keep pressing her to just SAY IT.

But in an interview with The Guardian that went online today, Monae tells folks she is not gonna consign herself to black or white or this that. She says she is starting to appreciate the grays.

“I’m guilty feeling like I can’t just be,” she says. “Like either it’s this or it’s that, it’s black or it’s white. But there’s so much gray. And I think I’m kind of discovering the gray and realizing it’s OK not to have all the answers, or to supply them.”

She also says she solely controls her own narrative.

“I’m about being in control of your narrative and your body. That was personal for me to even talk about: to let people know you don’t own or control me and you will not use my image to defame or denounce other women.”

Monae goes on to talk about tapping into her inner strength and power as a Black woman, while lifting others up, and transmitting that energy into her new album:

“‘Django Jane'” is “a response to me feeling the sting of the threats being made to my rights as a woman, as a black woman, as a sexually liberated woman, even just as a daughter with parents who have been oppressed for many decades. Black women and those who have been the ‘other’, and the marginalized in society – that’s who I wanted to support, and that was more important than my discomfort about speaking out.”

Janelle Monae appeared in two Academy Award-nominated movies last year: Hidden Figures and Moonlight.

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