Janelle Monáe is setting the internet on fire.
The 37-year-old actress and musician, posed completely topless and shared the series of photos via Instagram. “Not me restarting it over and over and pausing it..” commented one fan, “You are a queeeen!!!” commented another.
It a previous interview, Janelle opened up about her journey coming out as non-binary. “It’s been great” expresses Monáe. “And I say that because I think that there are a lot more discussions, and that’s so important.”
Back In April 2022, Monáe came out as nonbinary in an interview on Jada Pinkett Smith’s talk show Red Table Talk. “I just don’t see myself as a woman,” they said at the time. “I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she.’ If I am from God, I am everything.”
“I try to challenge people to listen. Yeah, you may not necessarily understand. But listening is such a free thing we can do. I think that by listening you can give somebody more compassion, more empathy, and that’s just one more step [to] bridging that gap between us,” Monáe added.