Janelle Monae graces the cover of the October/November 2013 issue of Uptown Magazine.
In the issue, which hits stands next week, Monae speaks about being signed to Bad Boy/Atlantic and how label head Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who was once her biggest cheerleader, is now her ‘professional slapper’.
He is the ambassador and protector of the jam. He makes sure that our ideas get out into the world. He is not involved creatively.
He is the spokesperson for corporations when it’s time to talk business. When we don’t want to have conversations with suits, he goes in and slaps people for us. He is our highest professional slapper. He slaps anyone that tries to mess up the jam.
Monae also talks about why she thinks some people just don’t ‘get’ her and how she feels a social responsibility to speak out through her music.
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