Janelle Monaé Lets Her Hair Down In Lady-Loving Music Video

Monaé lets her hair down, literally, and dances for the ladies in her video for “Dance Apocalyptic.”

1. The usually slick and uniformed Janelle Monaé has a new look in her latest music video.

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2. She may have the same fire in her eyes, but this time our dapper queen let’s her hair flow down out of her usual styled-up pompadour:

3. “Dance Apocalyptic” is the latest song off her forthcoming sophomore album, The Electric Lady.

4. The video features the fleet-footed Monaé singing on an American band-stand type stage:

5. And this time she is not giving the gentleman ANY love:

6. Because this video is all about the ladies:

7. She rocks out with an all-female band:

9. And gives love to the all-female crowd:

11. The inpiration for Electric Lady apparently came from paintings of female figures that Monae herself painted onstage:

Monae also stated she wanted to be more outspoken on her personal view of politics, sexuality, and love.

12. Watch the video for yourself:

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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