Janelle Monáe Flashes Her Chest To Crowd On Stage, Social Media Gets Seriously Thirsty

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Janelle Monáe at the Outfest Legacy Awards held at Paramount Studios on October 22, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)
This week saw the arrival of Monáe's new "Lipstick Lover" single and visual, as well as some NSFW content trending on Twitter.

If anyone has the world's attention right now thanks to their salacious antics, it's certainly Janelle Monáe. The 37-year-old began May on a high note with a trip to the Met Gala. Attendees saw them removing parts of their outfit on the red carpet to eventually unveil their bikini body under a see-through garment. Later in the evening, the vocalist went on to enchant fans even more by performing on top of a bar while wearing nothing more than her bathing suit to preview sultry new music.

Since then, Monáe has only managed to further turn up the heat. Earlier this week, she gave social media yet another sneak peek of her latest single. It came along with confirmation of a release date and title. At the end of the "Lipstick Lover" announcement video, the Kansas City native saunters out of a pool. She's wearing a cropped, white wet t-shirt, the word "PLEASURE" plastered across the front. Her chest is obviously on full display thanks to the water. Since watching it themselves, fans haven't held back on thirstily talking about Monáe's figure.

Janelle Monáe Turns Up the Heat with "Lipstick Lover"

When "Lipstick Lover" landed on Thursday (May 11), it came with an equally NSFW visual that also shows off the R&B starlet's body. However, it's nowhere near as revealing as the display Monáe put on while they were performing for an excited audience last night. As the crowd cheered her on in the midst of her song, the provocative artist lifted her crop top to flash her bare breasts to the audience, who seemed pleased with the surprise.

Of course, the moment was captured on camera by a select few and has since been circulating on Twitter and other platforms. While some have been expressing their discontent with Janelle Monáe's recent outward sexual expression, many more are feeling grateful to watch the songstress shine.

Twitter Reacts to Singer's Unexpected On Stage Flashing

"I watched that Janelle Monáe video over 20 times," one Twitter user admitted, shamelessly thirsting after her. "Janelle Monáe spent the first half of her career dressed like a wedding cake topper, and now y’all mad that she’s showing titties?" another pointed out. Keep scrolling to read more social media reactions, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.