Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe, was recently a guest on Sway In The Morning show and opened up about her much speculated-about sexuality – as well as her thoughts on love, business and what it was like collaborating with Prince. If Monáe was frustrated when the subject of her orientation came up, she didn’t show it. Always the class act, she first made it clear that there was nothing wrong with being bisexual, lesbian or gay and stressed how she was a firm supporter of the gay community:
“I am an advocate – I have friends who are in, you know, same-sex relationships and I think that love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious beliefs. Love is the purest thing and one of the most important things that we can possess for ourselves and for others.”
This wasn’t enough for Sway, who – looking out for the fellas – needed to find out who had a shot at dating Monáe. When asked directly if Monáe dates men or women, she replied:
“You know what, I keep my personal life to myself. I think one of the things about that is that I want everyone to focus on my music and also I don’t want to let anybody down. I want women to still be attracted to me – go get my album! And I want men to still be attracted to me so I have to be political in this. I can’t really tell y’all.”
Monáe then went on to say that she is first and foremost an advocate of love. Regardless of her sexual orientation, there’s no denying that this girl’s got real talent. Monáe’s album has already generated positive reviews and only seems to be getting better with every listen. Hear for yourselves and purchase The Electric Lady via iTunes. Scroll down to watch the interview on Sway In the Morning.
Spotted at AP