5 Questions for ESSENCE Honoree Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae is one artist who wholeheartedly marches to the beat of her own drum, and we love her for it. With her eclectic blend of R&B, rock and sci-fi, Monae has certainly made her mark, and it's not only music lovers who've had to stop and listen. Monae is also the darling of the fashion world. Just ask Karl Lagerfeld. On the heels of her two Grammy nominations, Monae is also this year's ESSENCE "Black Women in Music" honoree. She spoke to ESSENCE.com about the honor, and being mentored by Prince and Diddy. Lucky girl...
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