Janelle Monae Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

7th February 2014

Fact: R&B divas Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are set to perform at this year's (14) BET Honors. Also taking the stage will be Smokey Robinson, Wayne Brady and Tamar Braxton. Soul legend Aretha Franklin, Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy and rapper/actor Ice Cube will be feted at the event, which celebrates stars' contributions to African-American culture. The awards will take place in Washington, D.C. on 8 February (14).

20th December 2013

Fact: Eclectic R&B star Janelle Monae is set to perform a private concert for bosses at America's National Football League (Nfl) in the run up to the Super Bowl championship game, which will take place in New Jersey on 2 February (14). The singer was hired as the main performer at the Nfl Owners Party for a reported $150,000 (£100,000) after rapper Eminem allegedly tried to charge $2 million (£1.3 million) for the gig. Editors at Tmz.com claim Kanye West was also ruled out by his $1 million (£670,000) fee.

11th September 2013

Quote: "I think of it as walking art with a message. My parents wore uniforms, and my wardrobe is my uniform. It's a way to keep me humble and remind me that I have work to do." R&B star Janelle Monae prefers to keep her style minimalist with a sharp suit.

16th February 2011

Fact: Grammy Awards performers Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae are to tour North America with British R&B/rap sensation Plan B on the Hooligans in Wondaland tour.

31st December 2010

Tweet: "We played MSG w/ Prince And I have no words to describe. Hvkffkkfflkccnhjkfjlk Ghklgserolfdjkfh Chjffjfdhjggj." Janelle Monae can't find the words to explain her feelings after joining Prince onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday night (29Dec10). She supported the pop superstar and then joined him onstage for a rendition of his hit If I Was Your Girlfriend.

30th December 2010

Fact: Prince and Janelle Monae were in the audience for Lauryn Hill's comeback concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday night (28Dec10).

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