Janelle Monae considers herself as a pansexual

Vastavam web: Janelle Monae has come out of the closet and said she considers herself as a pansexual.In an interview with Rolling Stone, the 32-year-old actor-singer, who initially identified herself as bisexual, said she is a “queer black woman”.

“Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-a** motherf**ker… But then later 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,” Monae said.Citing “Mushrooms & Roses” and “Q.U.E.E.N.” as examples, Monae said, “If you listen to my albums, it’s there.”

The singer points out reference to a character named Mary as an object of affection in the song “Q.U.E.E.N.” She also revealed that the original title for “Q.U.E.E.N.” was “Q.U.E.E.R.” “It had to do with the fear of being judged. 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,” she said.