Musician Janelle Monae told Rolling Stone magazine that her pronouns are she/her, they/them, and "free-ass motherf**ker" and also declared that she is "much happier when [her] titties are out" and she can "run around free."
Monae posed for her second Rolling Stone cover to promote her most recent album, which includes the single "Lipstick Lover," visualized with a raunchy, 1970s-styled music video. The video includes foot licking and nudity, as well as gay and lesbian scenes.
Monae is an experienced activist and early adopter of the Black Lives Matter movement. In 2015, she released a single called "Hell You Talmbout," which was intended as a protest song and featured mentions of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.
"We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our brothers and sisters," Monae said at the time.
In 2020, Monae implored white Americans to support Black Lives Matter, saying that they need to "wake up" and "stand up."
As part of her feature on the cover of Variety magazine's "Power of Women" issue, Monae explained her sentiment:
"Because we need you. We need more people inside these places, inside these police precincts and these buildings, to stand up. And to be marching. And to be right there with us."
Monae was pictured in a yellow latex outfit on the magazine's cover, which also declared itself to be "saluting front line workers."
The singer said in the interview she was disappointed with the COVID-19 response from the federal government, calling President Trump and his administration "evil."
"This administration, along with the president, they’re evil," she said.
The musician/activist told Rolling Stone that she has "definitely evolved a lot more since being on the cover in 2018. I’m happier, and I’m just walking more and more into my free-ass motherf***ing spirit. I think that’s all I can really say — we are floating.”
Rolling Stone also pointed out that by showing her breasts, Monae has entered a "new era of liberation, a way to celebrate her autonomy and massive success."
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