MTO News first broke the news that pop singer Janelle Monae is gay, and that she’s dating actress Tessa Thompson.
Well Janelle has finally admitted it.
Here’s what she told Entertainment Weekly in a new article, “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.”
Janelle is currently dating, and in love, with actress Tessa Thompson.
Tessa spoke on her relationship with Janelle a few months ago and said,
“Janelle and I have been really close. We’ve been really good friends at this point for about three and a half years,” the Thor: Ragnarok star told ET in February. “I’m so lucky to have her in my life. I met her in an audition!”
The 34-year-old actress added that some consider “Make Me Feel” to be a “bisexual anthem.”
“If it makes people feel liberated in their skin and feel closer to who they are, then I think we did our job,” she said of the song and video.
“I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you,” she says. “This album is for you. Be proud.”
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