Janelle Monae gets real about Kanye West.
Janelle Monae recently dropped off her Dirty Computer album and has since been doing a bunch of press interviews to explain her masterpiece and where she's at in life. Just like every other artist who is getting interviewed right now, Janelle has been asked about Kanye West and all these answers are adding up to a lot of opinions on his "free thought."
Janelle has previously spoken on Kanye with Ebro where her approach was more calculated saying she's all for "free thinking" but not if it affects the oppressed. During her latest interview with Power 106, Janelle is more serious about Kanye's recent comments. "If free thinking is rooted in the oppression of minorities, of Black people, of the LBGTQ [...], of immigrants and women...then I don't f*ck with your free thoughts," she says in the video below. "I just think that there has to be some balance. Slave masters also thought freely and where did we get with that."
She adds: "Don’t think for a minute that his actions and plan weren’t well thought out and set up for his goal to reach his maximum potential. Kanye will always be a friend of mine & although I might not necessarily agree with his views on certain topics, that is what separates us as individuals."
Watch her full sit down below.