Janelle Monáe Campaigns for President Obama

Janelle Monáe and President Obama

Janelle Monáe showed her support for the president at a recent campaign event in Chicago. The “Tightrope” singer performed and explained why she will be endorsing Barack Obama for a second term.

“I was deeply honored to be invited by the president to perform at the rally in Chicago at the University of Illinois,” said the 26-year-old Kansas native. “It was an amazing feeling to be amongst so many people, young and old, black, white, red, disabled, all united, eager to help support a man who has ended the war in Iraq, gotten rid of ‘don’t ask don’t tell’—allowing anyone to serve this country regardless of who you love—made sure women were not paid less than men merely because they are women, doubled pell grants, given 2.5 million young people health insurance, and has created a law that recognizes that crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or disability aren’t just any crime—they’re hate crimes that deserve justice.”

She continued, “These are all things he said he’d do before he was elected and did them. There are more important accomplishments that can be added to this list. I strongly believe our nation should continue upon this path, bringing justice to all and change where needed. President Obama remains the candidate of hope and change, and he will continue to move our country forward, bringing even more change if re-elected.”

The commander-in-chief returned the compliment. “I wanna thank Janelle Monáe for her wonderful performance,” he told attendees. “Her whole crew is here. We had them at the state dinner and the Korean president and his whole family, they were moving around. They loved it. So music is the universal language and Janelle and her team are incredibly talented.”

Photo credit: George 2.0

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  1. NIC

    The president is going to need our votes now more than ever soo Kudos to Janelle, maybe more entertainers can persuade their sheep to get out and vote for our President he might stand a chance, now back to the music.


  2. theTroof

    Janelle Lewinski in that first picture. LOL jk


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  4. malikMJdope

    Thats a good Look Monae & Obama!


  5. Audrey Hepburn

    This is amazing! It’s funny how there are so MANY comments on a Nicki or Beyonce post – but this only has 5 measly comments. Ptfh! Janelle Monae looks beautiful, as usual. Barack Obama 2012!


  6. trulo

    this should have wayyy more comments…. this is exactly something POSTIIVE… opps i forgot thats why it doesnt have more views. smdh


  7. SupaCi

    LOVE THIS GIRL!!!!!! I can’t wait for her new album


  8. joey

    love janelle but obama has done nothing he promised he would, its a shame so many people were conned into voting for him.


  9. nicegirl

    Love the support he is receiving by singers/rappers.


  10. canibe

    Atleast he doesnt have rick ross campaining.


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