“The Lesbian Community Has Tried To Claim Me. But I Only Date Androids.”: Janelle Monae Addresses Gay Rumors

September 13, 2013  |  

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From BlackVoices

The lyrics on Janelle Monae’s new album, “Electric Lady,” have caused some to speculate whether the singer is hinting that she is gay. However, the artist quashed the gossip in a recent interview, while still offering major support to her gay fans.

Back in April, Monae told Billboard that her new album would be “more revealing” and “more personal.” When the album dropped Tuesday, some songs proved particularly poignant.

In “Q.U.E.E.N.” featuring Erykah Badeu, she sings, “Am I a freak because I love watching Mary?” and “Hey sister am I good enough for your heaven?” In “Givin Em What They Love,” she refers to a woman following her to a lobby for some “undercover love.”

The 27-year-old apparently was unaware that anyone has been speculating anything.

“I actually have never heard that,” Monae told Pride Source Thursday. “This is the first time I’m hearing it. But I will say that a lot of my work always comes from an authoritative stance, so it may not be about me; it may just be about a story, or something that I’ve witnessed, or my imagination. You just never know.”

She said it’s fine people are relating the music directly to her. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay or lesbian or straight or black or green or purple, so I’m OK with that.”

Read more at BlackVoices.com 

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  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    celebrities always talk in riddles :S

  • Tiki

    What is an android? Am I missing something?


      a robot made to look like a human

    • A.H.

      I was just thinking, “She only dates smartphones?” LOL.

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  • Nia

    I love me some Janelle, but girl please. WTF are you talking about?

  • deebeezy

    Janelle has been with the same MAN for YEARS! The guy with the long dreads that is always with her is her boyfriend. They don’t skip down the street holding hands for everyone to see because they are private…she’s not gay.

    • Yvonne Watkins

      Don’t we know by now that you can be gay and married? I don’t what she is.

  • Ms. Kameria

    I love Janelle Monae….I will be getting her album this weekend when I have the time.