Wardah Sempa April 4, 2013

Janelle Monae took over the cover of Essence Magazine’s May issue with her classy and ordinary style!

The R&B slash soul singer wore a white Yves Saint Laurent blouse, accessorizing her outfit with some vintage Chanel earrings … Very Chic!!

However , Janelle was also sending a message that you don’t need to reveal skin to sell music.

She tells Essence:

People don’t ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes,” she says defiantly. Her refusal to let it all hang out is a major part of her attempt to “redefine what it means to be sexy and what it means to be a woman. Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.

Without a doubt, wise words from a wise woman!

Words: Wardah Sempa

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