Let Janelle Monáe Be Janelle Monáe – Flavorwire

It’s depressing and silly, especially because Monáe seems to have gone out of her way to try to avoid being pigeonholed. Like her spiritual forebear Prince, her music draws on the sound of myriad genres, some of which have historically been seen as “black” genres and some “white.” Similarly, she’s spoken about the fact that she chose her distinctively androgynous aesthetic specifically so that it couldn’t be sexualized — the image of herself that she projects to the world plays with gender, certainly, but it also ends up transcending gender.

via Let Janelle Monáe Be Janelle Monáe – Flavorwire.

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