Janelle Monáe is the antithesis of her stage persona in interviews. She is an animated performer, akin to one of her musical heroes David Bowie.
However, Monáe, who will perform at a soldout concert July 23 at the Ritz, dials it down during thoughtful chats about her career. There’s typically a five- to seven-second delay between questions and answers.
She’s also more reticent to talk about her personal life. This spring, she spoke about her sexuality in a Rolling Stone cover story, identifying herself as a “queer black woman in America.” That might have been the end of it, but just last month, actress Tessa Thompson addressed her close relationship with Monae in an interview with PorterEdit, hinting that their relationship goes beyond friendship.
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