This month Janelle Monet is covering Uptown Magazine’s October/November 2013 issue, and inside shes turning up the heat as she reveals her frustration with being asked the same questions in every interview and repeatedly having to explain what type of artist she is. Once again she avoided the question about her sexuality, but she did inform us that she was a ghetto black girl underneath it all.
On being tired of explaining herself as an artist
Yes. Interviews are like marriages sometimes, and things become old. It’s time to spruce up this sex life! We need to try some new things. I am always asked, “Why do you wear that tuxedo?” Or, “We know that your parents wore uniforms, is that why you wear a uniform?’ I want to tell them, “You know good and darn well [a scant southern accent emerges] that you read that somewhere! I am wondering “Why are you asking me the same question?” Let’s talk about the music, the message and why my eyelashes are long!
I am constantly growing at a very rapid speed. But hell, I don’t even understand myself at times. As I continue to grow into Janelle, so will everyone else. But everything is authentic and honest, I will say.[...]It is my goal to mislead you into believing one thing. There has to be some misinformation out there about Janelle Monáe.