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Janelle Monae

Essence cover

29 Mar, 2013

monaeMonae appears on the cover of Essence to discuss her album Electric Lady and keeping her body under wraps.

People don’t ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes. Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. 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.