Janelle Monae Covers Essence, Talks Covering up and Being Sexy

The beautiful Janelle Monae graces the May 2013 cover of Essence Magazine. In her sit down with the mag, the 27 year old talks about being a woman and dressing accordingly.

"People don’t ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes,” Janelle told Essence about not shedding any garments as she tries to "redefine what it means to be sexy and what it means to be a woman. Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy,” she declares.

While many artists refute the title role model, Monae stands by her message, and she plans to keep on following through.

She adds: “I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way."

This is what makes this ARTIST so dope!


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