So Emotional: Janelle Monáe Cries, Wails In ‘Cold War’ Video


Janelle Monáe is usually the bubbly pint-sized portrait of vivacity, but in her latest video for “Cold War,” directed by Wendy Morgan, the eccentric one dials down the animatrix and opts for the bare necessities—raw emotion. In presumably one take (according to the words at the beginning of the video), a bare shouldered and impeccably makeup-ed Monáe (who’s currently covering VIBE’s Aug/Sept Juice issue with Diddy and Fam) wails about fighting for self and gets choked up amid her emotional stare down. Tell us how you feel.