Janelle Monáe Comes Out In New 'Rolling Stone' Interview

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Janelle Monae has opened up about her sexuality and revealed she identifies as "pansexual".

Though Janelle didn't talk to Rolling Stone about her relationship with actress Tessa Thompson, she said she'd love it if her album "Dirty Computer" dropping on Friday, will inspire young listeners who may be struggling to come to terms with their sexuality, too.

Monae, 32, said that, at first, she identified as bisexual but that she's also learning about being pansexual: "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".

The "Tightrope" singer's sexuality has often been a topic of conversation in the past with her music reflecting her feelings towards both genders and the video for "Make Me Feel" where Janelle is seen running back and forth between men and women and many have assumed the song was a bisexual anthem.

Monae has dodged inquiries about her sexuality and let questions about her rumoured relationships with women, including "Thor: Ragnarok" actress Tessa Thompson, go unanswered.

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Janelle Monáe appears on our latest cover. However, she's still keeping her personal life to herself and won't comment on any reports regarding who she might be dating. "If you listen to my albums, it's there".

On the song Q.U.E.E.N - which was apparently originally called Q.U.E.E.R - she sings: "Am I a freak because I love watching Mary"; and in PYNK, Janelle's rumoured girlfriend Tessa Thompson emerges from pants symbolising Monae's vagina.

Google showed that "pansexual", "pansexual definition" and "Janelle Monae" were among its top five searches on Thursday in the United States. I am an advocate, ' she said. I love people. It's not about a gender.

"I thought I would dedicate today in the spirit of being visible to share my transition with all of you", the 27-year-old revealed.

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