- Janelle Monáe came out as non-binary and said she needed to find the correct answers for who she was before saying it to the world
- Monáe came out in 2018 as a pansexual and she opened up on Red Table Talk that she does not consider herself a woman, solely
- The 36-year-old also said she does not look at people using gender lenses as that gives her an opportunity to fall in love with people's spirits
US singer and actress Janelle Monáe has announced that she is non-binary and said that she does not consider herself a woman, solely.
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Monáe was on April 20 interviewed on an episode of Red Table Talk and she was asked to say what she considers her truth.
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This was her explanation for a 2018 interview she did with Rolling Stone where she came out as pansexual and said that she had initially identified as a bisexual until she read about pansexuality and realised that was what she identified with.
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The Yoga hitmaker opened up about her journey in self-discovery on Jada Pinkett Smith's show and who she considers herself to be.
"I’m nonbinary, so I just don’t see myself as a woman, solely. I feel all of my energy. I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she.’ If I am from God, I am everything. I am everything, but I will always, always stand with women. I will always stand with Black women. But I just see everything beyond the binary," she said.
She later narrated that she needed to work on herself first and get the things she needed for herself that she could share with the world, and that's why she had to get correct answers about who she was first.
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Monáe added that she sees the energy of people over their gender.
“I don’t see how you identify. And I feel like that opens you up to fall in love with whoever, with any beautiful spirit," she added.
However, she has not changed her pronouns and is still referred to as she/her.
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The show began with a title board that said the Smith family had been working on deep healing because of everything that had happened in the last few weeks.