Janelle Monáe is known for her incredible talent as a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model. In other words, she does it all. Her unique and enviable style is another ace in the hole for her, and she has been doing big things to change the beauty and music stereotypes surrounding women in entertainment.

She has a very futuristic concept in her music and her music videos. Monáe doesn’t shy away from the tough topics, in fact, she writes lyrics about them. Her melodies about sexual identity and aerofuturism prove that she uses her music to stand up for herself and others. She really is one of the most unique artists of our time. Because she uses her voice for good, it really is fitting to say that she epitomizes empowerment.

Her style game ranges from polka dot fur coats to printed and fitted suits. She is known to push the envelope when it comes to fashion, and she pulls it off extremely well. The artist’s chic and elegant style is coupled with a blend of what’s considered ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ fashion, though she may argue that there are no gender borders when it comes to fashion. She is her own woman, and she owns it.