Janelle Monáe Kicks It With ‘UPTOWN’

Janelle Monáe kindly reminds readers that she's a ghetto woman in the current issue of UPTOWN magazine. Also, Monáe will hug and then slap you if you ask her about her tuxedos again. With sold out shows all over the country, this lady is more than electric and comes off as a tad eccentric in the cover story. The article presents a picture of Monáe's humble Atlanta beginnings, Broadway dreams and inevitable rise to fame. Janelle talks growth in the industry and her drive to change the world with her imagination. As she thrives to be a champion for change, one pompadour-wearing fan at a time, her music endorses equal rights and self-love. When you read the UPTOWN feature you'll find out how goofy she really is, how she met Erykah Badu (under water so she says) and how Diddy protects her jam (no word on her jelly, though). The cover girl (see what I did there?) lets you into her metropolis and gives you another side of her that you don't often see. Check out the article in full online or pick up an issue of UPTOWN on newsstands now and feast your eyes on the gorgeous photos of the star taken by Marc Baptiste.

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