Questions about Janelle Monáe’s sexual identity have followed her since the beginning of her career. With one day until the April 27 debut of her latest album, “Dirty Computer,” the multidisciplinary artist gave an answer in her new Rolling Stone cover story today: 

“Being a queer Black woman in America,” she says, taking a breath as she comes out, “someone who has been in relationships with both men and women—I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker.” She initially identified as bisexual, she clarifies, “but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with, too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”

Her fans, especially other LGBTQ people whom she directly speaks to on “Dirty Computer,” celebrated the news on Twitter: