Janelle Monae comes out as pansexual
Janelle Monae opened up about her sexual preference. The Tightrope singer, initially identified as bisexual (being attracted to both males and females) said she identify as pansexual.
Pansexuality is the sexual, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are not determining factors in their romantic or sexual attraction to others.
Monae usually dodges questions about her sexuality but has dropped hints about her interest in both men and women in her music, such as recent single Make Me Feel, which was accompanied by a video in which she dances seductively with both.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she explained she initially identified as bisexual but then realised she was pansexual.
In fact, she thought to be “Someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-a*s motherf**ker,” she said.
“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,” she concluded.