Janelle Monáe Brings Rio Stateside, Performs "What Is Love" On 'American Idol'

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

The funky android Ms. Janelle Monáe brought Brazil to the states with her performance of the Carnival-inspired "What Is Love" on American Idol last night. Janelle set the stage ablaze with a full cast of supporting characters and players, bringing all the flavors of the Brazilian festival to light in one grande romp of colored confetti and James Brown footwork. "What Is Love" comes to us from the Rio 2 OST, which will include contributions from Bruno Mars, B.o.B and a slew of others. And if you're still itching for your funky fix, go cop a ticket to this year's Roots Picnic where you'll find Janelle taking care of business with The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Action Bronson, Biz Markie and so many more. Peep Janelle's electrifying performance of "What Is Love" on American Idol below.