Janelle Monae Covers ‘Essence’ Magazine


With a crimped pompadour, Chanel earrings and a flawless face, Janelle Monáe covers Essence magazine’s May 2013 issue.

Sticking to her goals and plans to remain “unique” in her artistry, the “Tightrope” singer wasn’t tight-lipped when it came to combating sexual antics to boost her record sales. “Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there,” Monae tells Essence. “It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.”

Get ready to snag the magazine available for purchase on April 5.

Photo Credit: Essence