Exclusive: Janelle Monae on Hair, Superpowers, and Redefining "Sexy"

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It’s hard to say what’s more unique about R&B singer Janelle Monae: her look, her sound, or her attitude. After just a few minutes with the songstress, it soon becomes clear we don’t have to choose; Monae is the epitome of “fresh” in all three aspects, and the beauty and music industries are better because of it. As one of the ambassadors of CoverGirl’s #GirlsCan movement, where the brand donates $1 from specially marked mascaras to female-centric charities, Monae had lots to say about overcoming obstacles (both in life and the beauty department). Keep scrolling to read our interview!

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