Janelle Monae is one of the greatest. She’s a talented musician as well as a phenomenal actress, and one of the few who can consistently grace every red carpet she walks down. She’s supposed to go viral every other day, but it turns out she needs to show a little skin to really take off. Maybe a lot of skin.
Janelle Monae performed to a boisterous audience on May 11, pulling up her shirt halfway through the song to reveal her breasts to the crowd. Of course, it quickly made headlines on Twitter. Under the microscope, this could be seen as a ploy to draw attention to Janelle Monae’s just-released (very aptly titled) Happy Times.
But overall, Monae’s concert flashes are only a good thing. Janelle Monae is one of the celebrities who champions a sex-positive attitude that can only make the world a better place. Anyone who feels this comfortable in their own skin is an inspiration to the rest of us.
Wouldn’t society be a better place if we were all as good as Janelle Monae clearly feels? Of course, Twitter wasn’t moved by the fact that Janelle Monae’s body represented a greater good than Monae’s body
Frustratingly, almost every conversation about self-love features a quick overreaction to Puritanical conservatism. Fortunately, however, the loudest voice is defending Janelle Monae because, uh, it’s her body and she can do what she wants with it?
Anyone overly sensitive to women who voluntarily show their tits needs to get over it or unplug the computer. It’s 2023 and people take off their clothes when they want to. Just days after the 2023 Met Gala wrapped up, Janelle Monae showed up to the concert in another stunning Thom Browne look.
Unlike her previous Thom Browne outfits – which Janelle Monae clearly wears more Thom Browne than most people in the world – Monae’s 2023 Met Gala look was a transformative trompe l’oeil masterpiece that turned out to be one hidden in Wireframe wrappers underneath piles of “clothes”. When her tank was unveiled, Monae stormed the Met Gala in nothing but a bikini and oversized boots for one of the most memorable red carpet looks of 2023 (if not more).