“I’m nonbinary,” Monáe mentioned in an appearance this week on “Red Table Talk,” the Facebook sequence co-hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith. “So I do not see myself as a lady, solely. I really feel all of my vitality … I really feel like God is a lot greater than the ‘he’ or the ‘she,’ and if I’m God, I’m every thing.”
The “Tightrope” singer mentioned they use the pronouns they/them and he or she/her, in a dialog with the Los Angeles Times this week selling their guide, “The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer.”
Monáe has beforehand confirmed that they identify as pansexual, which suggests they’re interested in folks no matter gender or intercourse.
Willow Smith, Pinkett Smith’s daughter, requested Monáe on “Red Table Talk” about what motivated them to return out publicly.

“If you do not work out the issues that you have to work out first with the world, you may be working it out with the world,” Monáe mentioned. “I do know who I’m. I’ve been enjoying a model of some elements of me, however now I’m proudly owning all of me.”

Monáe, whose musical and visible work often references Afrofuturism, has for years eschewed binary considering. In a 2020 interview with Variety, Monáe mentioned she “all the time tried to eliminate … any labels and … present like to everybody who continues to dwell outdoors of the binary.”

“The Memory Librarian,” which was launched earlier this week, contains most of the similar themes of queerness, sci-fi dystopia and the celebration of Black ladies and nonbinary folks current in Monáe’s earlier efforts. On display screen, Monáe will subsequent be seen in “Knives Out 2.”

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