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Janelle Monáe Makes A Political Statement For All ‘Americans’ On ‘The Late Show’

Janelle Monáe has been thrilling audiences across the country on her Dirty Computer Tour in support of her recent album of the same name. After recently bringing the show to New York City, she decided to take advantage of her time in the city by stopping by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to chat it up with the host and give the people a taste of what she's bringing on stage during the tour.

First Janelle sat with Colbert while the two reminisced about the first time they met: on the dance floor at President Barack Obama's 55th birthday party at The White House. Other than giving everyone watching a severe case of FOMO, they also discussed their mutual love of science fiction and Janelle's budding acting career. But, of course, Janelle couldn't leave it at just that. She also took the stage to perform her Prince-inspired Dirty Computer track "Americans." The song, preaching the importance of us all coming together and being recognized for who we are and what we contribute to this country. To add even more meaning to the song, she invited a few friends, including Pose star MJ Rodriguez and dancer Mishay Petronelli, to cut up on the stage with her. She ended the track with everyone on stage staring into the camera with fists raised in solidarity.

Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer Tour is still going strong and will continue through August. Catch her performance of "Americans" below to see what you're missing out on and then stick around to see her interview with Stephen Colbert.


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