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Janelle Monae Grimes Instagram Photo
Janelle Monae Grimes Instagram Photo

Watch Janelle Monae Join Grimes On Stage In Atlanta To Perform "Venus Fly"

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

Photo via Grimes's Instagram

Modern experimental pop icon Grimes brought out none other than R&B star Janelle Monae during her performance in Atlanta on Wednesday night for an exhilarating live take on the pair's new collaboration cut "Venus Fly".

Taken from Grimes's excellent new Art Angels LP, the song is a wooly dancefloor banger with lyrics that clench the male gaze with iron-wrought claws and thrusts it aside, "Why you looking at me again?" Monae demands on the record. "What if I pulled my teeth? / Cut my hair underneath my chin / Wrapped my curls all around the world / Throw my pearls all across the floor." From there, Grimes takes care of business, blasting away relentlessly in her glycerine croon.

This is exactly the kind of pop song the world could use right now, and the more you think about it, the more Grimes and Janelle become a perfect match.

Watch video of "Venus Fly" below, pick up Art Angels on iTunes today, and scope Grimes's full tour itinerary after the jump.

Grimes 2015-2016 Tour Dates:

11-13 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

11-14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

11-16 New York, NY - Terminal 5

11-20 Boston, MA - Paradise

11-21 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis

11-22 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth

11-25 Chicago, IL - Metro

02-17 Berlin, Germany - Astra ^

02-18 Hamburg, Germany - Docks ^

02-20 Frankfurt, Germany - Gibson ^

02-21 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall ^

02-23 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller ^

02-24 Stockholm, Sweden - Munchen Brewery ^

02-26 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega ^

02-28 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso ^

02-29 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli ^

03-02 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier ^

03-03 Brussels, Belgium - AB ^

03-04 Paris, France - Trianon ^

03-06 Bristol, England - Anson Rooms ^

03-07 Leeds, England - Beckett Uni ^

03-08 Nottingham, England - Rock City ^

03-10 London, England - O2 Brixton Academy ^

03-11 Birmingham, England - Institute ^

03-12 Manchester, England - Academy ^

03-13 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC ^

03-15 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia ^

* with Nicole Dollanganger

^ with HANA