Janelle Monae isn’t saying if she’s gay, straight, or bisexual (not that it’s any of our business, obvs). She stopped by the Sirius show Sway in the Morning and answered questions about her sexuality in a very coy way. From The YBF:
Women are amazing…and so are guys….There’s nothing wrong with being bisexual, there’s nothing wrong with being lesbian or gay. I am an advocate. i have friends who are in same sex relationships and I feel love has no sexual orientation. Live has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important thing we can possess for ourselves and for others.
The hosts wanted her to cut right through that, so when they asked her if that meant if she was bisexual, Ms. Monae answered,
I keep my personal life very much to myself. I want everybody to focus on my music. I also don’t want to let anybody down. I want women to still be attracted to me. Go get my album! I want men to still be attracted to me so I have to be political in this. So I can’t really tell y’all!
Meanwhile we got Lady Gaga talking about how much she loves p—y and calling her boyfriend a lesbian. Some people interpret that as her trying to use the gay community while others see it as her being very comfortable talking about her sexuality.
It sounds like Ms. Monae is very clear about not wanting to lose any fans about saying what she is or isn’t (“I have to be political in this”). And some will see that as her right and others will see it as her being afraid, but what it all comes down to is, and she said it herself, “Go get my album!” Truth.
Monae’s second album, The Electric Lady, came out this week. She collaborated with Prince on a track.