There is now a music video for the title track off Janelle Monáe’s latest LP, The Electric Lady. The video features cameos from T.I., Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, T-Boz, Monica, Kimbra, Joi, Fatima Robinson, and a guest appearance by Monáe’s real life mom. The press release for the video included choice quotes by Michelle Obama (the First Electric Lady) and her husband AKA POTUS, who says:
Janelle has performed at the White House, like, 15 times. There’s going to be an official Janelle Monáe room in the White House. We love her. Michelle and I love Janelle. We love her energy. We love her talent. But we most of all love her character. And anybody who gets a chance to talk to her, this is just a remarkable, strong, smart young lady. And I have to say nice things about her because she may be the only person in possession of a video in which I try to keep up with her and Usher on the dance floor. Now, this is top secret. She has promised that this will never be released. But she can blackmail me at any time.
For the record, I strongly support an official Janelle Monáe room in the White House.