Janelle Monae has done a good job keeping her personal life private, but there is one subject the R&B singer has chosen to discuss: her sexuality. Well, almost.
Monae stopped by Sway in the Morning to talk about her new album, The Electric Lady. Tracy G changed the subject and told Monae, "I want to talk to you about boys." She explained that men have said they felt like they wouldn't have a chance with her.
"They feel like you're into girls, I don't know where that rumor comes from," she said.
Monae smiled and said, "That's great. That's awesome. Women are amazing, and so are guys."
The 27-year-old added:
"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," she said. "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. I can't really tell y'all!"
Monae added, "I will say that I'm such an advocate for love. I think you should be able to love freely whoever you want."
Janelle Monae released her second album, The Electric Lady, on September 10. The album serves as the fourth and fifth installments in her seven-part Metropolis concept series. She released the first installment and her debut EP Metropolis: Suite 1(The Chase) in 2007. The story continued in her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid, in 2010.