Janelle Monae

Pop sensation Janelle Monáe is now set to play one of the most iconic sirens of the 1920s by not only producing but also starring in a new series about legendary vedette Josephine Baker.

Singer/actress Janelle Monáe came out a few years ago as non-binary, and she decided to explain what that term means for her specifically during a recent sit-down with Jada, Willow and Gammy on 'Red Table Talk.'

Just in time for spooky season, we put together a roundup of 15 Black actresses that had us biting our nails as the leads in a handful of unforgettable scary movies.

Along with Janelle Monáe, “Say Her Name” also features Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chlöe x Halle, Tierra Whack, Isis V., Zoë Kravitz, Brittany Howard, Asiahn, Mj Rodriguez, Jovian Zayne, Angela Rye, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Alicia Garza and Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Finding a talented actress with both the stage presence and singing chops to make Whitney Houston proud from above will be the key component to making the upcoming remake of 'The Bodyguard' a success. Thankfully, we have a few suggestions!

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time to film the psychological thriller “Antebellum.” In the movie, set for release Friday, the pop star and actress plays a successful modern-day author that finds herself trapped in alternate […]

Janelle Monáe has revealed that she’s on the road to recovery after suffering from mercury poisoning. Monáe shared the surprising news during a recent interview with The Cut, saying, “I started feeling my mortality.” The songstress became ill after going on a pescatarian diet, which consist of mostly fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood. As noted by PEOPLE, […]

Janelle Monáe casually made an announcement on social media as she continues to live her truth. The “The ArchAndroid” album maker casually told fans this weekend that she’s nonbinary. Janelle retweeted @camrynieroway who posted “There is absolutely nothing better than living outside the gender binary,” alongside the #IAmNonbinary hashtag. The songstress/actress then used the #IAmNonBinary […]

Grammy winner Janelle Monae is lending her voice to Disney’s live-action “Lady and the Tramp” reboot,according to Variety, in addition contributing new music. The singer is working with Wondaland collective members Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Roman GianArthur on a new interpretation of “The Siamese Cat Song,” originally written and performed by Peggy Lee. The track and the […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a train that took up much of the pink carpet, Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head and Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala […]

Gabrielle Union, her husband Dwyane Wade and other celebs have donated to the family of Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old who recently killed himself after being bullied for being gay. According to TMZ, sources told them that the couple along with Lena Waithe, Ludacris and Janelle Monae, helped donate to Shelby’s mother, Camika Shelby, who put her […]