I’m a few weeks late to the game in watching Janelle Monae’s latest video Yoga. Before I even watched the video, I read countless comments about Janelle “selling out” and being too sexy. I saw a few stills from the video and at no point did I see her as being “too sexy” (whatever that means).
When I finally watched the video, I still had the same sentiments, I did not find the video too sexy and I thought it was tastefully done. But then it had me thinking how as a woman sometimes people expect you to be respectable but then it is seen as terrifying to showcase any drop of sensuality. When she first came out all she wore were suits and I had no issue with it. Then once in a while you would see her in a dress and people would freak out and say she was showing a different style which is true. But no reason to question if her intentions and message have changed. With this new video, she is just showing another side of herself and even in this video I think she still holds her self to an image that young ladies can look up to and all women can identify with.
It’s almost as though people forget that artists in the spotlight are people too and have different sides to their personality. If that’s where they are at that moment creatively let them have that time! If you don’t like it then so be it, you can go back and reminisce about them back in the day. Shoot, point of the story is that I personally do not find the video to be that sexy. Have a look and tell me your thoughts!