Of course, Janelle will neither confirm nor deny that she's dating Tessa, but that doesn't matter.
"Being a black queer woman in America", Janelle told Rolling Stone, "someone who has been in relationships with both men and women - I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf**ker". "I read about pansexuality and was like, 'Oh, these are things that I identify with too.' I'm open to learning more about who I am".
Janelle's new album Dirty Computer is set for release tomorrow, and in typical Janelle fashion, it is dedicated to all of those who feel they're not fitting in.
But Janelle Monae is going one step further in her official "coming out" party and has announced that she's dedicating her album to all those who struggle with their sexuality. "I'm open to learning more about who I am". "This album is for you".
Also, Janelle Monáe will always have an invite to any and all cookouts.
Speaking to Rolling Stone for a new article published today, the 32-year-old musician revealed that she identifies as pansexual, after having spent years dodging rumors about her love life. Songs like "Mushroom and Roses" from The ArchAndroid, where she spoke about a love interest named Mary and the song "Q.U.E.E.N." from Electric Lady, (which was originally titled "Q.U.E.E.R.") feature her actually saying "queer" in the song a few times.
She shared: "It had to do with the fear of being judge all I saw was that I was supposed to look a certain way coming into this industry, and I felt like I [didn't] look like a stereotypical black female artist. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you're with".