Janelle Monae Lets Loose in Glamour Mag

Janelle Monae Lets Loose in Glamour Mag

The singer explains why the tuxedo isn't going anywhere.

Published July 6, 2011

Classic beauty Janelle Monae is featured in the August issue of Glamour magazine, discussing her style and that one-of-a-kind voice.

Since she hit the scene a few years ago, she’s been asked numerous times why she typically wears a tuxedo, but she always gives a cool answer. “I’m just really attracted to a very tailored, classic look that commands attention,” Monae tells the mag. “The tuxedo, especially on women, does that, I think, because of the stark black and white. It’s not a trendy thing. It’s timeless. It’s transcendent. The kind of thing you can give to your grandchildren.”

The shoot was done by photographer Bruce Weber and features the ArchAndroid in a number of jazzy, robotic poses.

Concerning her singing roots, Monae says, “It’s just kinda in my DNA.” Her family has been instrumental in grooming her extraordinary pipes. “When I was growing up, both my grandmothers would play the organ and we would all sing. There’s no time that I don’t sing. I believe in that saying that you’re nothing without song.”

(Photos: Glamour Magazine)

Written by Kimberly Walker


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