Eccentric singer/actress Janelle Monae serves as one of five beautiful covergirls for Marie Claire’s May 2017 issue dedicated to female empowerment.
Hitting newsstands April 18, Monae – alongside Aja Naomi King, Emily Ratajkowski, Zoey Deutch, and Alexandra Daddario – struck their fiercest poses inside the pages of the mag that crowned them the ‘fresh faces of 2017.’
Each lending her thoughts on how ‘The Future is Female,’ tuck in to not only see more pics from the shoot, but see the behind the scenes footage as well:
Janelle on respecting women: “People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex. I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to own this world and this is how you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it. We have to realize our power and our magic. Because I am all about black-girl magic, even though I’m standing with all women. But this year? This year, I am so carefree black girl.”
Click below to see the behind the scenes footage: