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Go Behind the Cover Shoot with Janelle Monae


ESSENCE cover star Janelle Monae says she thinks people who give are beautiful. "I think people who give and give their time are some of the most beautiful people that I know," says the ESSENCE Festival performer.

As for her fashion staple, the tuxedo, Monae says: "They're timeless. They're transcendent...I think the tuxedo will outlive us all!"

Go behind the scenes of Monae's cover shoot above.