Watch Janelle Monáe’s Anti-Bullying Video and Cover of Bowie’s “Heroes”

May 14th, 2014 in Music


Janelle Monáe is finally having her way with the world.  And it is much-deserved.  She is simply the best female performer on the planet right now and a proper role model (Beyonce, not even close).  After Monáe‘s 2013 album Electric Lady rightfully received critical acclaim and popularity, she has gone on to light up stages around the world, including electrifying performances on Later With Jools Holland and at the White House (as a part of the Women of Soul program).  She also received this year’s Award for Achievement in Arts and Media from Harvard University.  And now she’s teamed up with Pepsi (due respect to the corporation, but people please drink water) for an anti-bullying video featuring her cover of David Bowie’s Heroes.  The video will air during the upcoming World Cup coverage this summer.  This heat got ya down?  Watch this video for some cooling uplift.  Asked by The Guardian if she needed Bowie’s permission to use his song, Monáe said: “Oh, he’s a fan. He’s aware of me. His wife Iman is a huge supporter and she has told me countless times what a big fan he is. So he had to clear me doing the song and I’m so grateful.”  Bowie’s still got good taste.  Check it out.

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