Janelle Monáe’s Hair Is So Woke It Has Its Own Eyes – Literally

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20:  Singer/actress Janelle Monae visits AOL BUILD to discuss the film "Hidden Figures" at AOL HQ on December 20, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Janelle Monáe’s Hair Is So Woke It Has Its Own Eyes – Literally

"When I’m sleeping I keep 20 eyes open.”

Published December 22, 2016

On Tuesday night, Janelle Monáe stopped by The Tonight Show for an interview promoting her new film, Hidden Figures. Monáe is famous for her consistent uniform of all-black and white, and last night she even extended the look to her hair. She covered two buns with those googly eye things you used for arts and crafts in elementary school, and the look is too dope.

👀👀👀"EVEN WHEN I'M SLEEPING I KEEP 20 eyes open."

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The singer/actress looked gorgeous in a look from Tome SS17, but the true highlight was on her head. It’s woke — literally.

IN THE WORDS OF MY 20. "I STAY WOKE." @fatbellybella REPOST BY @nikkinelms

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Besides showing off her all-seeing hairstyle, Monáe spent the appearance telling Jimmy Fallon about the time she got fired from Office Depot. “This voice of God just came,” she said. “Office Depot: ‘Janelle Robinson to the back.’ I go back, and my boss said, ‘Listen, we’re gonna make this easy for you: You’re fired. Go do what you love. You don’t wanna be here.’”

Obviously, it all worked out. And in addition to her groundbreaking music career, Monáe spent 2016 starring in two of the most buzzed-about movies of the year: the aforementioned Hidden Figures, and Moonlight. This means we’ll be seeing even more of her come awards season. It’ll be hard to top this look, but we have a feeling she can do it. 

Written by Jocelyn Silver

(Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)


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