Janelle Monáe & Kimbra Team Up To Show Love For MJ, Cover "Wanna Be Startin' Something" Live In Session
The love keeps on spinning, as Janelle Monáe and Kimbra link up to pay a proper tribute to Michael Jackson, performing the fallen star’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” live in session. The two-headed beast of powerhouse soulstresses began their little romp with a light-hearted take on Queen Aretha‘s “Rock Steady,” before sharing time in a call & response that plays to their strongest vocal suits. They traded line for buttery boogie line in a rendition that perfectly applied The Funky Android’s croon (which I have long preached is one that uncannily resembles a young MJ) and the Aussie-based vocalist’s own airy and on-point delivery.
While the video was originally put out to push the tandem’s collaborative Australian tour, we certainly don’t need any help in acknowledging a righteous rehash when we see it. Let’s keep the love light bright for MJ on his birthday. Watch Janelle Monáe and Kimbra put one up for the King Of Pop below with band in tow. If you’re itching for some more from the dulcet duo, peep our exclusive interview with Kimbra from a few days back and check-out that time we got Monáe to open up about her inner-Kurzweil on The Questions.