Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe. Black woman smiles in black hat and black and white dress and white boots while holding black microphone and sitting on red chair on gray carpet near Black woman in turquoise skirt in front of black wall

Fans Celebrate Janelle Monáe Coming Out as Pansexual

The singer and actress ended speculation about her sexual identity in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

Black woman with black hair in red suit with white shirt and black bowtie and black and silver pin and diamond jewelry in front of grey walls

READ: Janelle Monáe Embraces Her Truest Self

The Electric Lady discussed her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” its messages for the LGBTQ community and her pursuit of intersectional equity with The New York Times Magazine.

Black woman with black hair in black and grey shirt and silver star-shaped earrings in front of red and blue arcade machine and dark red wall

In 2 Big New Songs, Janelle Monáe Chants Down Racism and Sexism

“Black women and those who have been the ‘other’, and the marginalized in society—that’s who I wanted to support.”

Black man in black jacket and shirt holding gold awards statue behind black microphone and stand in front of purple background

From Kendrick Lamar to Luis Fonsi to Janelle Monáe, Must-See Grammy Awards Clips

How artists of color dominated the Grammys in song and speech.

Black woman in black dress next to Black woman in white and grey dress next to Black woman in pink dress holding teal award statue against purple and green background

Black Thespian Excellence Shines at SAG Awards

The “Hidden Figures” cast, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali dominated the film awards. 

Two smilng Black women

Janelle Monáe, Janet Mock Join Women's March on Washington Lineup

The march is positioned as an act of solidarity for women who value human rights as the nation changes leadership.

Black man in navy suit with blue patterned tie behind brown podium with black microphones against purple-lit background with musicians in shadow

Celebrate Black Cultural Excellence With These Streaming Specials

Both BET’s “Love and Happiness: An Obama Celebration” and PBS’ “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” highlight the past and present of Black pop cultural domination. They are both available to stream today.

women in yellow dress, navy shirt and patterned purple dress against brown background

WATCH: 'Hidden Figures' Trailer Reveals NASA #BlackGirlMagic That Launched Man Into Space

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe portray three of the Black female mathematicians and scientists who helped the USA catch up in the space race.

 Beyoncé and dancers raise their fists on stage, surrounded by fire and water

Beyoncé, Drake and Other Celebrities Condemn Police Violence and Racism

The back-to-back killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police this week stirred criticism and mourning from many prominent entertainers and creators.

Sheila E. in white outfit and holding purple guitar, surrounded by background performers

Beyoncé and K-Dot, Sheila E. and More Tear Down the House at BET Awards

From Usher to Future to Janelle Monáe, the top Black artists and performers reigned supreme at the awards ceremony.

Sheila E. in sparkling silver dress behind timbales and percussion

Sheila E. to Release New Song, Album Inspired by Prince

Prince’s renowned collaborator and former fiancée conceived the album, “Girl Meets Boy,” after his death.

D'Angelo in black outfit, holding microphone in front of blue background , covered in purple light

D'Angelo, Sheila E. to Pay Tribute to Prince at BET Awards

The Roots and Janelle Monáe will also honor the icon during the June 26 awards show.

Janelle Monáe, Ice Cube to Perform at Afropunk Brooklyn 2016

The annual festival will descend on Brooklyn the last week of August.

Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott Team Up for New Single, 'This Is for My Girls'

Proceeds from the song—which also features Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland and more—will support the First Lady and Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn initiative. 

LIVESTREAM: Watch #JUSTICEFORFLINT and Fight the Flint Water Crisis

Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT concert airs at 5 p.m. ET on Revolt TV, but you can donate right now.

Here's How to Get #JUSTICEFORFLINT Even Before Sunday's Big Show

Ryan Coogler’s Blackout for Human Rights is throwing a star-studded, free concert on Sunday for Flint, the Black Michigan city poisoned by toxic tap water. Here’s how you can watch the show featuring Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monaé and Andra Day—and where you can donate funds right now. 

Janelle Monáe on Iggy Azalea: 'She Steals From Us, We Steal Back'

Check out a video of the Electric Lady being blunt about sampling “Fancy” for Jidenna’s “Classic Man” on “Ebro in the Morning” last week. 

Janelle Monáe and Co. Perform Protest Anthem 'Hell You Talmbout' on 'Today,' Get Cut Off

The Wondaland crew just recorded one of the most life-giving anthems in contemporary activism, but when they tried to explain the song on “Today,” they were cut off. 

Janelle Monáe and Jidenna March for Black Lives in Philadelphia

The Electric Lady and Classic Man led a protest against police brutality in Philadelphia yesterday. 

Watch Janelle Monáe Perform 'The Power of Yet' on Sesame Street [VIDEO]

Everyone’s in tuxedos!