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Janelle Monae And Erykah Badu Team Up For Q.U.E.E.N

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Janelle Monae has been dominating the press lately, most recently scoring the cover of Essence and a spread in Elle magazine. Now, the songbird is teasing her fans with a special announcement about new music! Take a look at the video below…

Special Announcement

After a three year hiatus, Monae is finally ready to premiere a new single, “Q.U.E.E.N”, from her upcoming album, The Electric Lady. “Q.U.E.E.N”, which features Erykah Badu, will debut on JanelleMonae.com on April 22nd at 7:54pm est. Make sure to set your alarm.

In the meantime, check out our exclusive sit down with Janelle on the set of her Essence photo shoot.

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The Good, Bad And Ug… Less Flattering At The NAACP Image Awards

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This year, the NAACP Image Awards were held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we all know, Dr. King had a dream, and for many on the red carpet it was a dream come true. But unfortunately, there were some nightmares … fashion nightmares.

Here’s our list of then stars who were hot and those who left us bothered. First, let’s start with the hot…

Halle Berry – Getty Images

And it doesn’t get hotter than Halle Berry showing half her body. Ms. Berry slayed in this Reem Acra gown reminding then youngin’s that she’s still got it.

Storm Reid – Getty Images

And speaking of youngin’s A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid may be relatively new to the game, but she showed up on the carpet looking like a vet in this adorable Yanina number.

Yara Shahidi – Getty Images

Yara Shahidi also showed up serving #BlackGirlMagic in this beautiful Vera Wang dress.

Kerry Washington – Getty Images

And Kerry Washington killed it, also wearing black, in this Michael Kors stunner.

But as we know, with the good comes the bad, and the bad this time around came courtesy…

Danielle Brooks, we love our Orange Is The New Black boo, but this Michael Costello look just didn’t work for her.

Ava DuVernay – Getty Images

We also love Ava DuVernay, but unfortunately this Greta Constatine jumpsuit didn’t have us jumping for joy.

Lil Mama – Getty Images

Lil Mama left us wanting more in this navy blue feathery frock … actually it may be her hair that left us disappointed.

LeToya Luckett – Getty Images

And adding to our disappointment was Letoya Luckett wearing a purple gown that had scallops and bows and slits … oh my!

Do you agree with our hots and nots?

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