Janelle Monae Is An Electric Lady For VIBE Vixen: “That’s When You’re Nice And Nasty At The Same Damn Time!”
The 27-year-old soul singer graces the cover of the latest issue of VIBE Vixen. When she wasn’t rocking her bouffant for the camera, the Cover Girl spokesmodel opened up about her fixation with robots, talked motherhood, and defined the title of her upcoming sophomore album, Electric Lady.
“An electric lady is quirky, unafraid, epic and ‘nicety’—that’s when you’re being nice and nasty, noble and naughty, all at the same damn time, ” Monáe said in VIBE Vixen.
And of course as an electric lady, Monae says she “only dates androids.”
“An android is my preference—two androids and a cyborg,” Monáe said. “I’m someone who sees your spirit and soul. I love passionate androids; one that knows exactly what it’s going to do in life. I love smart androids, idealists, leaders, but good followers. Androids that are compassionate, honest, can make me laugh, knows how to handle an Electric Lady and supports an Electric Lady’s dreams, and wings when it’s time to fly.”
While Monae may be in search of an android to cuddle with, the Electric Lady isn’t ready to create any baby electricity. “When the time is right. Everything is about timing,” she said about having children someday in the future. “Right now, I’m giving birth to this album, The Electric Lady. I feel like I need Erykah Badu because she is a midwife and it’s time to push this baby on out.”
Check out Monae’s gorgeous cover shoot with Vibe Vixen below and read the entire interview here. Do you plan on purchasing The Electric Lady when the album hits stores on September 10?