Janelle Monae brought her infamous facial expression and signature hair to the cover of BUST Magazine for its August/September 2013 issue.
The Electric Lady donned a black-and-white checkered suit and knitted tie for the edition, available on stands now. Inside, she dished on her album and how it differs from her last.
The ArchAndroid focused on self-realization: realizing your superpower and the things that you’re capable of doing. With The Electric Lady, we’re talking about self-actualization: being the change you want to see.
While the 27-year-old shied away from the more personal questions, namely her relationship joking that it was with “two androids and a cyborg,” she reveals her love for science fiction.
I would always watch The Twilight Zone with my grandmother, and I knew about Star Wars and things. But when I met [my producing partners] Chuck Lightning and Nate Wonder, they got me into Isaac Asimov, artificial intelligence, and cybernetics. [READ MORE]
To read more from the interview, visit BUST Magazine. Janelle Monae’s sophomore album, The Electric Lady, is slated to hit stores September 10th.