Janelle Monae Talks Having Children, Finding Love & More With ‘Vibe Vixen’

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Singer Janelle Monae is featured in a stunning spread + interview in the latest issue of Vibe Vixen magazine.

Check out what the 27-year old star had to share with the mag and some of her Instagram followers below:

On her upcoming fourth album, The 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.”

On being creative: “I’ve evolved. When you realize it’s your responsibility to be a leader and create the world that you want to see, you have to do it. It’s my responsibility to create music and come up with ideas that keep my community first.”

On her new look in the “Dance Apocalyptic” video: “I was inspired to create a female rock star. I think an electric lady isn’t to be marginalized. As the narrator and creator of these characters, I have lived by not making myself a slave to my own interpretations of who I am or a slave to your interpretations or anybody’s interpretations of who I am.”

On being a CoverGirl model: “I feel privileged to stand alongside strong women like Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, Sophia Vergara, and Queen Latifah. We come in many shapes and sizes, colors. CoverGirl inspires young girls to dream big and say ‘I can be a CoverGirl too.’”

On keeping her dating life private: She admits she only dates passionate androids who are smart, idealistic, and funny; however, most of her love life is protected by a well-oiled privacy machine. ““An android is my preference,” Janelle says coyly. “Two androids and a cyborg. 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 like an android who knows how to handle and support an electric lady’s dreams and wings when it’s time to fly.”

Is an “android” the same sex as you? Honest question.

On when she will have kids: “When the time is right, everything is about timing. But, right now I’m giving birth to this album.”

LOOOOVING this spread!