Janelle Monae Covers ESSENCE Magazine May 2013

“People Don’t Ask Jay-Z To Take Off His Shirt:” Janelle Monae Glows On ‘ESSENCE’ Cover


Photo: ESSENCE Magazine

Absolutely stunning. Janelle Monae is ESSENCE, and the CoverGirl simply radiates beauty. She stays true to her trademark style in a white satin blouse, Chanel earrings and her signature pompadour. Her bold red lip gives the look an extra pop of color.

In the issue, Janelle explains how she remains unique as an artist and a woman, steering clear of using sex to dominate the charts:

“I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.”

She also adds that the double standard is apparent in music, but she refuses to be objectified: “People don’t ask Jay-Z to take off his shirt when he rhymes.”

Get it, girl. Check out Janelle’s cover story when the issue hits newsstands on April 15. You can also peep her on the cover of Flatt Magazine‘s “Women in Music” issue now.

StyleBlazers, are you loving Janelle Monae’s style and message?

-Jada Gomez-Lacayo

  • tucker

    love her for that!