Why Janelle Monae is 'standing up to bullies' on her new album
Janelle Monae has rarely avoided the opportunity to address inequality.
The R&B star's first three albums form a pointed dialogue about freedom, class, and acceptance - albeit in a futuristic, sci-fi setting.
Her latest record, though, is firmly rooted in the present day, with the star responding to the political and social upheavals in the US.
"There were a lot of times I would stop recording [and] I would be deeply upset, angry," she told BBC Radio 1.
"Living over in America and feeling like the people I love were pushed to the margins of society by the leader of the... read more
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