Trailblazer award recipient Janelle Monáe spoke with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs and Tetris Kelly on the pink carpet on the 13th annual Women in Music occasion, discussing what she needs her legacy to be and what recommendation she has for younger LGBTQ folks struggling to return out.
Asked what she want to be her legacy, Monáe advised Billboard, “I hope to be remembered as a selfless particular person, somebody who gave. Gave by artwork, by music, by my philanthropic efforts. Somebody that simply actually spent the time to assist and mentor up-and-coming artists in order that they gained’t must bust down the doorways that we as artists now are busting down.”
The singer additionally shared phrases of recommendation for fellow LGBTQ individuals who is likely to be struggling to return out, stating that it's important that they do it when they're prepared.
“I believe everybody has their very own timing of after they really feel snug,” she stated. “There are sure conversations which will have to occur. So don’t really feel rushed. I believe that sexuality is a journey, I believe that we’re at all times consistently studying about ourselves and who we're, and whenever you do determine to return out, know that you've a robust group proper right here ready so that you can embrace you -- particularly me. I’m right here and I really like you.”
You can watch the complete video interview with Janelle Monáe above, and watch her acceptance speech under.