Categorize me, I defy every label

from Janelle Monae (Ft. Erykah Badu) – Q.U.E.E.N. Lyrics on Rap Genius


Still today, it is hard to put Janelle in a box like other mainstream artists.

She is signed to Bad Boys record which is mostly a urban/rap label. Her songs are groovy yet current, she sings but also raps.
Her music is as much Neo soul as it is funk, art rock, dance-punk, indie rock, alternative rock or R&B affiliated.

Try to categorize that…

And, of course, let’s not forget she defies expectations of femininity as well. She often wears traditionally “masculine” clothing that hides her body, unlike most physically attractive female artists. For that, people question her sexuality. It is hard to categorize or label her in terms of gender and sexuality.

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