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Is hell freezing over!?

Just kidding. It’s not. But NecoleBitchie.com unearthed this picture of the very beautiful Janelle Monáe and a friend stepping out for an evening on the town, and we see that she ditched the tuxedo uniform we’ve grown to love for a waist-hugging little black dress and heels. And no pompadour! Just a middle parted ponytail and a bright pink pout. We know Monáe always looks great no matter what she wears, but this look is definitely a winner for the small songstress. Of course, Monáe has made it clear that she’s not trying to show off her body as an artist, because that’s nothing but a distraction to one’s true talent. After hours though…fair game. As she told Essence:

“People don’t ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes…I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.”

But of course, this isn’t the first time Monáe has been seen outside of her usual uniform. Before she blew up in the music world, and around the time when she was rolling heavy with Big Boi before Diddy and Bad Boy, she kept things pretty casual. Check out a pre-tuxedo Monáe on the next page.
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