I’m a Free Ass Mother Fucker

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Moonlight’ at the DGA Theater in Los Angele

A free-ass mother fucker

Janelle Monae used to only hint at her sexuality through meta­phors and alter egos, said Brittany Spanos in Rolling Stone. Now the singer and actress is speaking openly about being pansexual, or, as she puts it, “a free-ass motherf—er:’

For years, Mo nae says, she hid behind a robotic public persona-whose response to dating questions was “I only date androids” -to stop people pry­ing into her personal life.

It also meant she didn’t have to come out to her sprawling, strict Baptist family. Growing up in Kansas City, Monae heard some relatives say they believed that “all gay people are going to hell:’

Janelle Monae

Today, not all members of her large family-“! got 50 first cousins!” -know about her romantic life, but they have likely all seen her wear sheer pants and share a lollipop with Tessa Thompson, her rumored girlfriend, in a recent, music video.

“I literally do not have time;’ she says with a laugh, “to hold a town-hall meeting with my family and be like, ‘News flash!”‘ Mom1e, 32, hopes that by publicly coming out now, she can help fans who might be struggling with their own sexuality.

“I want girls and boys who are feeling ostracized to say “F That!!!:

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