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Janelle Monáe

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Janelle Monae is definitely in the sharing mood. Not only is she sharing new music with her album Dirty Computer but she’s also sharing a lot of tidbits about her private life. She recently opened up about her sexuality and admitted that her family doesn’t even know about it yet. She described herself as a Pansexual (a person not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity) which may have shocked a lot of folks. Janelle went on to open up further in her Rolling Stone interview. According to Bossip:

The publication pretty much opens with Monae’s admission that she has been a lover of ladies as well as men:

“Being a queer black woman in America,” she says, taking a breath as she comes out, “someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfu**er.” She initially identified as bisexual, she clarifies, “but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”

Within the story it’s revealed that Monáe grew up in a massive, devoutly Baptist family in Kansas City, Kansas and that she hasn’t told the fam about her sexuality:

“I literally do not have time,” she says, laughing, “to hold a town-hall meeting with my big-ass family and be like, ‘Hey, news flash!’ ” She worries that when we visit Kansas City tomorrow, they’ll bring it up: “There are people in my life that love me and they have questions, and I guess when I get there, I’ll have to answer those questions.”

Over the years, she’s heard some members of her family, mostly distant ones, say certain upsetting things. “A lot of this album,” she says, “is a reaction to the sting of what it means to hear people in my family say, ‘All gay people are going to hell.’ ”

The interview was DEEP!! Read more HERE!

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