In a rare moment, Janelle Monáe left her suit at home and opted for a sexy dress during a recent outing. The 27-year-old rocked a thigh high dress with tall platform heels while attending a friend's birthday party.
Monáe, who is usually seen out in a suit or tux, told Essence Magazine that she loves dresses, but they tend to take away from her message.
“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," says Monáe in the mag's May 2013 issue, which she covers.
"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.
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