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Janelle Monáe Slays Everything (And Everyone) Around Her

Artist, Actress, Q.U.E.E.N.: Janelle Monáe is exactly what the world needs right now.

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Jane killed the awards show circuit

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Along with her co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, Monáe helped tell the story of the three women who were instrumental in making John Glenn's orbit around Earth a success in the Oscar nominated film, "Hidden Figures." Then, she destroyed every single red carpet she strutted down...like a true Q.U.E.E.N.

That time she taught us how to tip on the "Tightrope."

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"When you get elevated

They love it or they hate it

You dance up on them haters

Keep getting funky on the scene

While they jumpin' round ya

They trying to take all of your dreams

But you can't allow it

Cause baby whether you're high or low...Whether you're high or low...You gotta tip on the tightrope."

But no really...

Monáe's lyrics are positive, forward-thinking and inspirational, showing listeners that believing in yourself, working hard and staying motivated are key to being fulfilled. She's a modern-day Jesus, preaching about the necessity for equality and social justice in her music and on every stage she graces.

And not many young artists can say they've got the Man in Purple on their records...or on their stage.

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Prince appeared on Monáe's sophomore LP, "The Electric Lady," on the funky, powerhouse jam "Givin Em What They Love." When she opened for Prince's three-night residency at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena, Prince even hit the stage to perform with her. Let's just say that again: Prince came out on the very first song of the opener to perform with her...at his own headline gig. #QUEEN.

Janelle Monáe is one Electric Lady who is wise beyond her years.

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