Janelle Monáe: The ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ Speaks [INTERVIEW]

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Sporting her trademark pompadour and black and white wardrobe, singer Janelle Monáe has come a long way from slanging her unofficial first studio album out of an Atlanta boarding house back in 2003. Most recently, she rocked out at the BET Awards and Essence Festival in New Orleans and even graced the cover of the magazine's May issue. And between the release of her official debut, The ArchAndroid, Monáe has racked up other superlatives, including six-time Grammy Award nominee, CoverGirl spokeswoman, alternative culture role model and friend of music legend Prince.

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