She burst onto the scene as a flawless android with her Metropolis conceptual series. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Janelle Monáe reveals she’s not the immaculate android, the “alien from outer space/The cybergirl without a face” she fronted on her previous albums.
With her latest LP, Dirty Computer, the 32-year-old entertainer is opening up about the woman inside. Specially, she talks candidly about her sexuality. Read a couple quotes from her chat with the publication below.
On Her Sexuality
“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.”
On Her New Album’s Message
I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you. This album is for you. Be proud.”
For more of the interview, head over to RollingStone.com. Dirty Computer arrives tomorrow, April 27.