Janelle Monae sits down with ELLE Canada to talk about life as a celebrity, musical aspirations, and the future. This fresh faced songstress is up for 3 Grammy nominations at this year’s 55th Grammy Awards. When asked about why she chooses to be covered up rather than stripped down and sexy she replied,

“It’s not that I never wear miniskirts,” she explains.

“Freedom is like air to me. Not being able to make my own decisions would suffocate me. I don’t think that a woman should be treated ‘less than’ because she has on less clothes or more clothes. But I do understand that we’re human and we can get distracted.”

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