Singer and actress Janelle Monáe dropped a teaser video for her new album, Dirty Computer, on Instagram to announce that she’s getting back to her first love: music. It’s been awhile since Monáe has been in the studio as she’s been on the big screen starring in movies such as Moonlight or Hidden Figures. The trailer for the album features a familiar face, Tessa Thompson.
The video captures Monáe and Thompson as they appear to be on a beach while Thompson lovingly strokes Monáe’s face. Thompson is rumored to be more than Monáe’s friend as rumors have been circulating that the two women are in fact lovers. Jokingly, the singer has stated that she dates “androids” simply because they won’t cheat on you. Janelle Monáe keeps her dating life pretty private but many of her fans have wondered if she is lesbian. In 2013, Monáe spoke with Pride Source and revealed that the straight as well as the gay community has tried to claim her but that it felt good to be loved. Monáe was asked to speak on those claims after she mentioned lesbian rumors in a Rolling Stone article.
I was just making an observation. You know, the straight community has tried to claim me as well – sorry, maybe that didn’t get written in the article. But the straight community tried to claim me, the android community tried to claim me, the Hispanic community tried to claim me. We can go on and on. (Laughs) It just feels good to be loved. And no disrespect to anybody. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay or lesbian or straight or black or green or purple, so I’m OK with that.
Is it possible that Thompson and Monáe are simply friends? Maybe….although the two beautiful women have been photographed lately at various events within the past month. Thompson and Monáe were spotted for Thompson’s premiere of Annihilation just a few days ago. Bossip revealed that the two ladies also attended the Black Panther premiere together, and were seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards looking mighty comfortable holding hands under the table.
i just read this huge thing about how tessa thompson and janelle monae might be dating and just that fact that this is a possibility has raised billions for the lgbts pic.twitter.com/hN5YOBNZpp
— king killmonger 🌈 (@louislestats) February 9, 2018
Is Monáe going to come out probably not. She doesn’t want to be put in a box. For now, Monáe shared that she’s all about love and standing up for the rights of humans.