Janelle Monáe wore a rainbow dress to the BET Awards, and it was stunning
Janelle Monáe has made a glorious statement of LGBT visibility at the BET Awards.
There was a time when the “Make Me Feel” singer shied away from bringing up her sexuality – in fact, she only came out as queer two months ago.
But on June 25, Monáe marked Pride Month in the best way possible – that is, by proudly wearing a huge rainbow to a major event.
The 32-year-old, who also starred in 2016 Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, swept into the BET Awards in Los Angeles sporting an incredible floor-length display of queer pride.
Her dress was a rainbow, and it was beautiful.
But let’s be clear: Monáe has been providing fans with wonderful displays of LGBT advocacy all year long.
In February, she released a bisexual anthem in the shape of “Make Me Feel” and a feminist track, “Django Jane,” in which she boasts that she “made a fandroid outta yo girlfriend.”
She then made lesbian sex front and centre in “PYNK,” a video which features women touching tongues and Monáe dressed in pussy pants, which Thor: Ragnarok actress and close friend Tessa Thompson emerges from with a wide grin.
In “PYNK,” the two stars gaze at each other seductively over a series of women’s bums, after the singer accepted Thompson’s seductive offering of a lollipop in “Make Me Feel.”
Monáe then came out in April, telling the world: “Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf**ker.”
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