Janelle Monae is back with a new video that serves as a refresher course for how a lady can don a tuxedo and make it pop. “Q.U.E.E.N.,” Monae’s brand new single that dropped last week, was well worth the wait. Erykah Badu adds some fiery flavor spitting verses over a funk-infused beat, and no one gives credit to a rising female singer quite like Badu can. Now you’ve got the visuals to give this energetic song that extra shine.
The young R&B singer has been strategic about the music she’s released to date, and fans could have guessed that a major release was on its way with the number of performances and public appearances she has planned this summer–namely appearing on the Made in America Festival lineup. Watch the new video for “Q.U.E.E.N.,” ft. Erykah Badu here and catch Janelle Monae on stage with Hova.