I have a feeling we will never really know who Janelle Monae is. But what’s not up for debate is how talented she is! Since her breakout single, “Tightrope” in 2010, Janelle has tap danced her way into my heart. She covers BUST Magazine‘s August/September issue in her typical black and white uniform offering not one single apology for not conforming.
In her interview she manages to be freakishly abstract avoiding relationship questions and what she does on her spare time. Instead she focuses on her highly anticipated sophomore album, The Electric Lady, and more simple questions like:
On when she first start singing:
I don’t remember. Singing is part of my DNA. Both sides of my family are musically inclined. I had living-room training. That’s when you go in a living room and sing in front of everybody, and then everybody sings with each other.