Janelle Monae Curves Tyrese, Respectfully

May 20, 2015  |  



When you muster up the courage to put your feelings for another person on Front Street, there’s always the possibility that your advances will be shot down. One can only hope that the potential shooter has enough compassion to let you down delicately.

Last week, Tyrese boldly took to Instagram to praise and kick game to Janelle Monae by way of a Woman Crush Wednesday post. In the lengthy post, the “Stay” singer pondered what he could “help” her with or “protect” her from. In other words, he auditioned for the role of Miss Janelle Monae’s man in front of all of us.

I’m in my grown man feelings tonight! – I hope you get the message –
I’m a sucker for a naturally beautiful, God fearing woman who’s smart and authentic who’s strong and self-sufficient – most guys out here will run fast and be intimidated with the idea of all the things I just mentioned about you… tonight I showed up to celebrate and to be a part of one of the most special nights of my life as a singer Stevie Wonder turned 65 and I asked to sit in Janelle Monae section she blessed me and said of course and was I reminded of a feeling I’ve had before a few times before…. I often wonder what I can protect you from…. What I can help you with, what insight of information can I give to help further your goal and life’s intentions – is there anything I can do or say to support you and just help you get ahead – I often wonder – sweet dreams – (((( I know a few girls who would feel like they deserve this post – )) I’m sure I’m gonna catch some heat for this post – I’m so sure ha! But I won’t delete it – cause I speak my truth….. And my truth won’t change………

Unfortunately for him, she doesn’t seem too interested; however, I can appreciate that she curved his advances both a respectful and tactful manner. Her Twitter response reads:

Always positive and endearing to see a man show admiration for an Electric Lady. I am Honored. Thank you @Tyrese.


Well played, Janelle. Well played.

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  • cujokay

    Isn’t she gay?

  • LookingAtFu_cking_IDIOTS

    Wow! There sure are a lot of hateful, negative, bitter, angry, good for absolutely nothing black B I T C H E S here in this comment section, that could learn a lesson or two from a beautiful black queen (a rarity), such as Janelle Monae! This is why I tend to stick to my own race or others, just as long as the woman is NOT BLACK!

    • FreddieJenkins

      you are a true idiot, you seem to be all the things you just named off; hateful, negative, bitter, angry, good for absolutely nothing..Black women are better off with you…All I ask is don’t have kids..time for your genes to stop

  • phillyboi

    She might be interested, She may not have shot him down for all ya’ll know, just cause she didn’t act all thirsty like a lot of women would’ve she was classy and accepted his complement, which is something a lot of women these days can’t do, and don’t know how to do.

  • Lively LayD

    I love this women so much.

  • Andrew Beverley

    It’s a shame when you give a woman a sincere compliment, and people find that is a reason to attack you because of it. I gues thats modern women. Tell a woman that she’s smart, god fearing, naurally beautiful, and strong, and people try say your disrespectful! FOH!

    • GardensRegular

      Right…it wasn’t a come on, and her acceptance of the compliment in the spirit that it was intended was gracious…

      I don’t know what world the author or these readers are living in…


  • Staci Elle

    That’s why she’s my boo – love this woman

  • Ce1999

    I don’t know for sure but I think she has been in a relationship with the guy Nate Wonder from her label for a while anyway. But that’s neither here nor there; it’s not about her music. I always liked JM. She’s the sweetest.

  • oldfatmotherfucker

    That wasn’t really a curve. That was just a polite thank you.

  • fixitJesus

    She’s always winning. With her music and her style ( that met gala outfit was everything). Then she handled that guy who came for her. Now she put Tyrese right in his place and still looked good doing it. She the real MVP


    Classy and Stylish is ALWAYS the best way..BIG UP..E.L.

  • Keilani

    Everyone knows that she’s a l3sbian. She has that Alicia Keys vibe to me. L3sbian or bi

    • Keilani

      What is it about this damn site that you can’t write a simple word like le$bian without being moderated?? smh

  • Rayven Knight

    I’m buying her album, she is talented, intelligent, beautiful, mature & she doesn’t come out in public 1/2 naked. I love her style, dance moves, energetic performances & she has an amazing figure(she could wear “thot” attire, but chooses NOT to) She is a breath of fresh air….

  • FreddieJenkins

    Did he really expect a date…by begging on instagram

    • fixitJesus

      He thought he was dealing with someone needing a come up.

  • Vdub2014

    All respectable women thank you! This lame Tyrese and his Taraji posting about being on no one’s couch for roles had me rolling my eyes so hard. He’s just hateful toward women and a real woman like Monae don’t wantcha lame! Get back on your overpriced bus and ride off into the sunset.

    • Andrew Beverley

      When was he hateful towards women? I mist have missed that.

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    Curve swerve boom! thank you lol

  • ThaTruthful1

    I didn’t think Ty liked black women.

    • Yvonne Watkins

      He doesn’t. This is just his way of getting attention. You know he could have had his people get in touch with her people, put out some feelers privately, etc.

      The next time anyone points out how he only dates non Black or biracial, he’ll point to this situation and claim “I tried”. Come on now. Keep it real. Not that Janelle isn’t a beautiful women, it’s just that Tyrese is too colonized in the mind to see it. He’s fronting.

      • ThaTruthful1

        I couldn’t agree more with that.

  • enlightenment

    Tyrese’ response would probably be typical of any other hood n***a: “I didn’t want yo monochrome lookin a** anyway!”

  • Sit Down Clown!

    Janelle has been on the scene for a good 5 years or so and only when she puts out her ‘Yoga’ video, here he comes…

  • mmmdot

    Awww. Janelle is so kind! Love her!

  • Ajavee

    Well stated. Go Janelle.

  • JJ

    Serves him right. He always comments on every aspect of what a woman should do and can’t even qualify to get one. Guess he has bad credit. :o|

    • Chelsea J.


    • mmmdot

      LMAO!!!! Laughing so damn hard right now….

    • Vdub2014

      curved hard! lol

  • Truth Be Told

    That and she’s dating MC Lyte 🙂

    • Yvette

      I’ve heard that rumor. Honestly, she’s better off with McLyte lol!! Tyrese is creepy.

  • Kai

    That was nice.She didn’t go off on him or anything.Kept it classy and cute.

  • Demitra

    She was really nice about his patronizing and objectifying come-on. I like her.

    • TT

      Pardon me if I seem rude, but there was nothing either patronizing or objectifying about what he said, and this a fact-not a matter of opinion. You just demonstrated here that you actually do not know what those two words mean. I suggest you look them up for your own edification, so that you can use them properly in the future.

  • SoYouWantMeToDoWhatNow?!

    Janelle Monae is a class act! I appreciate that she exemplifies the true nature of the black woman–gracious, kind, and intelligent (too name a few). I know that media tries to control our narrative by trying to tell us what and who we are, but she let us know better. Thank you Electric Lady!

    • mmmdot

      Thank you!!!! ITA.