May Cover Girls

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  • Beyonce Knowles
  • Lauren London
  • Janelle Monae
  • Rita Ora
  • Alicia Keys
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Ciara
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Jill Scott
  • Fantasia
  • Kandi Burruss

Janelle Monae on Essence

Janelle Monae is looking as polished as ever on the cover of Essence's May issue. The singer buttons up in a Yves Saint Laurent blouse with vintage Chanel earrings and addresses why she wanted to stand out from the pack by not using her body to sell records.

(Photo:  ESSENCE Magazine, May 2013)