Janelle Monae Dodges Questions on Sexuality, Album Projected to Flop?
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Janelle Monae gay? Janelle Monae is vastly becoming someone a lot of people have high expectations for when it comes to today’s music industry. The singer has proven on numerous occasions that she is just as entertaining to watch on stage as she is to listen to. But it’s not just her music that screams “different.” Janelle has also made it clear that she just views music in a different way and she has even gone as far as to commit to dressing in black and white and not revealing much skin because she feels it will distract people from her talent. With the recent release of Janelle’s second studio album “Electric Lady,” Janelle proves again that she could possibly become one of music’s biggest stars.
Interestingly enough, the singer has many curious about her sexuality. But in a recent interview with “Sway in the Morning,” she dodges the question in such a way it’s managed to completely confuse people. When flat-out asked whether she prefers men or women, Janelle says:
“Women are amazing…and so are guys. There’s nothing wrong with being bisexual, there’s nothing wrong with being lesbian or gay. I am an advocate. I have friends who are in same-sex relationships and I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important thing we can possess for ourselves and for others.
“I keep my personal life very much to myself. I want everybody to focus on my music. I also don’t want to let anybody down. I want women to still be attracted to me. Go get my album! I want men to still be attracted to me so I have to be political in this. So I can’t really tell y’all!”
In related news, sales projections for Janelle’s latest album are out and it’s been projected that she will sell around 45-50k the first week. That’s lower than the recent releases from K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton.
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