Janelle Monáe sings about girls and boys in Grammys performance
Queer artist Janelle Monáe has brought queer visibility to the stage at the Grammys, where she sang about both girls and boys.
The artist sang: “Girl you make me, boy you make me, hey, hey, you make me feel” in the performance as the audience went wild.
When Monáe released “Make Me Feel” last year as the lead single from her latest album,“Dirty Computer”, there were no gender identifying pronouns or terms in the song.
The powerful performance at the Grammys – at which she missed out on Album of the Year and Best Music Video – drew huge attention from queer fans.
As well as referring to both girls and boys, Monáe also had dancers wearing the iconic vagina pants from her music video for “PYNK.”
She also incorporated a segment of “PYNK” in the performance, with the words: “Let the vagina have a monologue” being broadcast from the song.
Fans went wild for Janelle Monáe’s performance
In videos recorded on people’s phones, Lady Gaga can be seen in the audience dancing excitedly to Monáe’s performance.
Ariana Grande also enjoyed the performance, tweeting: “So good so good so f***in real @JanelleMonae.”
Fans went wild online for the performance, where many took to Twitter to share their love for Monáe.
One fan, called @netossoof, said: “quick reminder janelle monae made a really good song about women that included trans women in the narrative and conveyed that a vagina isn’t what makes a woman by having some dancers wear vagina based pants and some not.”
“WHAT DOES JANELLE MONÀE HAVE TO DO TO WIN A GODDAMN GRAMMY??”
– Twitter fan
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