Janelle Monae Gets Funky With Erykah Badu
Monαe's punchy chorus asks, "Am I a freak for dancing round?/Am I a freak for getting down?", working as an anthem of self-acceptance and girl power.
Some outlets have speculated that "Q.U.E.E.N."s message of individuality is also a reference to Monαe's ambiguous sexuality. "Say will your God accept me in my black and white?/Will he approve the way I'm made/Or should I reprogram the programming?"
The songstress did not address the rumors, but posted on Twitter on Tuesday (April 23) that the song was inspired by "private discussions" between herself and Badu. Read more and listen to the track.
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