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Janelle Monae opens up about her sexuality

The Electric Lady shares her thoughts on loving who she wants

Janelle Monae opens up about her sexuality . . . but not much. Shade 45

In an interview on Sirius XM's Shade 45 this week, R&B songstress Janelle Monae, whose album The Electric Lady was released Sept 10 to rave reviews, opened up a little more about her sexuality.

Though the singer isn't out, she's always been clear that for her, love knows no gender. In the Shade 45 interview she elaborated:

"Women are amazing . . . and so are guys . . . There's nothing wrong with being bisexual; there's nothing wrong with being lesbian or gay. I am an advocate. I have friends who are in same-sex relationships, and I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important thing we can possess for ourselves and for others."

Host Sway Calloway flat out asked if Monae prefers to date men or women, but the singer kept all her options open:

"I keep my personal life very much to myself. I want everybody to focus on my music. I also don't want to let anybody down. I want women to still be attracted to me. Go get my album! I want men to still be attracted to me, so I have to be political in this. So I can't really tell y'all!"