Our friends over at SoulCulture caught up with Janelle Monae recently for their latest segment of #OKNotToBeOK, a mental health campaign. In her sit down, the "Q.U.E.E.N." singer talks about knowing when to ask for help insisting, "I think it’s important to ask for help and I think that you can’t allow your pride or anything to get in the way of you becoming the best and being the best you can be as a person first."
Monae, who is known for pushing the creative envelope both in her music and fashion style, also adds that she sometimes gets lost within herself. "I think that being a creative person sometimes you can get lost in your own world and your imagination can go in so many different places, and so what I thought was best was to be able get out everything. And this helped my writing process," she adds.
So how does this young starlet get help: "I speak to people in my family and I talk a lot and I’m very open to those who I know love and care about me. I also use music as therapy and I use music as a way to release. I don’t know what I would do without having music in my life, because I believe music is the best form of medicine that you can take."
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