Whoa….Not Janelle Monae!!!!

Has Janelle Monae lost her mind??

The Afrofuturist artist says “One of the things I’m trying to learn to do is let go.”

Have you peeped her latest videos? She’s serving more than funk. Here’s one:

Now when I first saw this particular video, it was (still is) a tough pill to swallow. It’s just challenging (for me) to go from seeing Janelle Monae always being so dignified, self respecting, and afrocentrically funky to watching her grinding on men and women at the same time and showing full fledged booty on a podium. It might be a bit much all at once to throw on us.

Here’s another lil caveat for ya. Janelle Monae is definitely showing more of her

sexual preference these days. This video isn’t the only way she’s expressing her freedom. Her appearance on the red carpet with actress Tessa Thompson has many folks wondering if she’s finally out of the “closet”.

Regardless,she does explain her reasoning behind her recent bold changes.

Monae states, “I’m about women’s empowerment. I’m about agency. I’m about being in control of your narrative and your body. That was personal for me to even talk about: to let people know you don’t own or control me and you will not use my image to defame or denounce other women.”

She states that people have used her image to make other women feel bad about being sensual and showing their body. Wearing a tuxedo and covering up is not for the purpose to shame other women.

Makes alot of sense now. But, is this the “right” way to fight against that?

She’s dropped 2 songs so far from her album Dirty Computer. Peep the trailer:

 

 

Blogs

Whats Happening (11/15-11/17)

Whats Happening (11/15-11/17)

FRIDAY 11/15 CDUB INDIA ARIE SCHERMEHORN SYMPHONY CENTER 7:30PM SATURDAY 11/16 KENNY AKILAH DESILVA BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER BRUNCH HORTON BUILDING 660 LAFAYETTE ST 11AM AKILAH WAS MURDERED IN THE TRAGIC WAFFLE HOUSE SHOTTING ON APRIL 22, 2018 – ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CANE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL   SLEEZY BIZZ AND EVERYDAY PEOPLE WILL BE PREFORMING…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-15-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-15-19)

International market employee shot and killed A man was killed in a shooting at the Newroz International Market in Nashville. Metro Nashville police officials say an employee of the market was shot in the head and died at the scene. They responded to the shooting, which happened around 5:30 p.m. at the market on Elysian Fields…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-14-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-14-19)

Nashville Mayor Cooper announces capital spending plan to reform metro spending Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced capital spending reform legislation Wednesday which would require Metro to fully plan public projects before construction begins. Cooper’s administration has partnered with Metro Council Budget and Finance Chair Bob Mendes to write the legislation. The ordinance would require Metro Council and…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-13-19)

Walter Hill Elementary teacher, principal charged with child abuse A mid-state school principal and special education teacher arrested were arrested and charged with child abuse and endangerment. Investigators say Bonnie Marlar and Principal Helen Campbell were caught on camera dragging a 10-year-old by his foot through Walter Hill Elementary. The school district placed both women under a…