I swear it's about damn time Janelle Monae has made it on the cover of Essence magazine. I can't be the only one who was wondering what took so long. Everything about this chick screams Essence cover.
Ms. Monae is on the cover to promote her new album, "Electric Lady," which is due this summer.
In the article, Monae talks about her style and why she insists on covering up.
Here is what she had to say:
“People don’t ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes,” she says defiantly. Her refusal to let it all hang out is a major part of her attempt to “redefine what it means to be sexy and what it means to be a woman. Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy,” she declares. “I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.”Kudos to you Ms. Monae!