Janelle Monae is on the cover of Vibe Vixen and she talks about her upcoming album; The Electric Lady to be released on September 10 and more.

On why her forthcoming album is named The Electric Lady she said: “An electric lady is quirky, unafraid, epic and ‘nicety’—that’s when you’re being nice and nasty, noble and naughty, all at the same damn time.”

On how life has changed since she got into the music business: “I’ve evolved.  When you realize it’s your responsibility to be a leader and create the world that you want to see, you have to do it. It’s my responsibility to create music and come up with ideas that keep my community first.”

On the inspiration behind her evolved self and music: “I was inspired to create a female rock star. I think an electric lady isn’t to be marginalized. As the narrator and creator of these characters, I have lived by not making myself a slave to my own interpretations of who I am or a slave to your interpretations or anybody’s interpretations of who I am.”

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