Janelle Monae Opens Up About Her Sexual Orientation

It’s official! Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual and a “free-ass motherf*cker” in a new interview. The artist had been giving hints for days, including in her latest videosin promotion of her upcoming album ‘Dirty Computer’ (out April 27).

Rolling Stone reports: “”Being a queer black woman in America,” she says, taking a breath as she comes out, “someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker.” She initially identified as bisexual, she clarifies, “but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”

About her relationship with her family, Rolling Stone adds: ‘Monáe grew up in a massive, devoutly Baptist family in Kansas City, Kansas, or as she likes to put it, “I got 50 first cousins!” Not all of them know details of her romantic life, but they have almost certainly seen her wear sheer pants and share a lollipop with Thompson in the “Make Me Feel” video. “I literally do not have time,” she says, laughing, “to hold a town-hall meeting with my big-ass family and be like, ‘Hey, news flash!’ ” She worries that when we visit Kansas City tomorrow, they’ll bring it up: “There are people in my life that love me and they have questions, and I guess when I get there, I’ll have to answer those questions.” ‘

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Janelle Monáe Announces ‘Dirty Computer’ Tour  

The 28-date tour kicks off in Seattle in June and runs into early August

Janelle Monáe has mapped out the North American part of her tour ( why Vegas aint on the list tho?! 😕😕) in support of her new album, Dirty Computer, which is out this Friday, April 27th.

The 28-date tour kicks off in Seattle on June 11th and runs into early August, culminating with a date in Monáe’s hometown of Atlanta.

Check out the full itinerary below. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2nd (you can also grab them Here).

Janelle Monáe 2018 Tour Dates:
06/11 – Seattle, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park
06/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
06/13 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
06/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
06/20 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
06/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
06/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
07/01 – Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theatre
07/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
07/05 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
07/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
07/09 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
07/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
07/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
07/13 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
07/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
07/18 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
07/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
07/21 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/23 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
07/24 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
07/27 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater
07/28 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
08/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
08/25-28 – Brooklyn, NY @ AFROPUNK Festival