Video: Janelle Monáe f/ Erykah Badu – ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’

Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe jams with her best friend Erykah Badu in the funky fresh video for “Q.U.E.E.N.,” directed by Alan Ferguson. The rebellious ladies bring their collaboration to life in a living museum exhibit known as “Project Q.U.E.E.N.”

Janelle trades her tuxedo for a black-and-white dress, Givenchy heels, and tights, while her accomplice Badoula Oblongata walks a poodle and models avant-garde looks.

“I just love her. We call each other twins. I talk to her on the phone at least three or four times a week,” Janelle said of her BFF. “It was really inspired by our private conversation, dialogue that she and I have and continue to have. … She’s a strong woman, she’s an electric lady, she’s somebody that I look up to.”

The female anthem will appear on Janelle’s upcoming album The Electric Lady, due this summer.



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42 Comments

  1. poe

    OMG!! I LOVED THIS! Can’t wait for more!

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    Say word Reply:

    @poe, soooooo Doooope. She is everything. So thankful for more janelle

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  2. L

    she is so dope!

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  3. Janelle Monae im a NEW Fan

    Janelle Monae HOLY FUKN SHYT yhis botch was on fire in the video and goin H.A.M. on #106andpark dancing her ass off. this bitch is off the fukn chain gettin it dwn like mutha. And I have 2 give it up 2 Erykah Badu in the vide Q.U.E.E.N.

    They go MAD FUKN HARDDDD

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  4. Beauty Queen

    AMAZING!!!

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  5. keys is my homie

    NOPE

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  6. B-Rad

    OHHH MYY GODDD!!!! I JUST DIED 10X FROM WATCHING… ITS LIKE ALMOST PERFECT VIDEO… BEST VIDEO OUT RIGHT NOW!!

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  7. Alex Fedour

    Great Video from a Great Artist

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  8. ArchBishopOprah

    Erykah Badu lookin like a contestant on the latest season of Rupauls Drag Race

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  10. ,.

    This is tight.

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  11. Trick Daddy/ D-Train

    Dope

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  12. Nuff Said

    Janelle Monae is so underrated this chick deserves to sell records did yall see her turnin up on 106 ive never seen an artist go in like that on there lol

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  14. Redchainsaw

    Janelle Monáe: “Add us to equations, but they’ll never make us equal”

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  15. kingnoah3000

    DOPE!!!

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  16. OVODRAKE

    both of these women are beautiful i take them both ;)

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  17. Jerm

    This visual definitely put me on to this song! Something different and refreshing! Love it! R&B Queens! This song needs the right promo and it could go to the top!

    btw, she killed that rap at the end! had me head nodding and everything.

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  18. WillNomNoms

    Now this is real music. Funky, soulful, deep but not preachy. This is dope. The rap at the end just shows how versatile and gifted Janelle is. Cannot wait for The Electric Lady. The singing, the message, the rap – this is giving me some Lauryn Hill vibes in the best way. Erykah Badu and Janelle need go on a join tour this summer and gimme some damn life.

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  19. Kim

    Wow amazing

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  20. OhWord?

    This was extremely refreshing, captivating, and breathtaking!

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  21. The Crowd Updater

    This song/video is snatching wigs, weaves, and lace fronts from every bitch in the game!!! DOPE!

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    randy Reply:

    @The Crowd Updater, there are only like 3 “bitches” in the game as it is yet youre still focused on tearing them down. smh no wonder there are so few of you dumb bitches

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    B-Rad Reply:

    @randy, And You’re One of them… And I am Through!

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  22. Julian

    Nice. Watched it only for the queen Erykah. Still bad

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  23. RapLovhn

    FLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Truth

    I 100% get janelle Monae as an artist. i hope more people catch on to her talent and movement. This is the best video out right now hands down

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  25. tell'em

    LAWD she looks so good! Respect

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  26. kate

    whoa

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  28. Kyle

    Everything on her EP “Metropolis” and debut album were amazing, but if there was one song that would make everyone else catch on, it would be THIS. The song is catchy, fun, and really thoughtful and inspiring. I have a feeling this will officially be her moment.

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  29. Ryu

    AMAZING ARTIST! Love this.

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  30. Mm

    This is sooooo unique!!!! Uhhhh I love it

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  31. V.I.C.

    LOVED THIS SONG…. BUT IS SHE COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET??? LISTEN TO THE LYRICS CLOSELY.

    Other than that, I LOVE her and wish her the best.

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  32. 97821

    Janelle Monae is so ahead of her time, love this video. Very artistic…unlike Lady Gaga who steals people ideas…Monae creates her own. A true artist yet so underrated!

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  33. bobs

    Love the video, but Prince ruled this kind of 80′s electro funk and Janelle isn’t bringing new life to it.

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  34. bibi93

    good song

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  35. OnlyChrisJ

    This Song Is FIRE!!!

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  36. Sonya

    Love it!!!! Great song

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  37. Wowow

    Amazing!!!! But I dunno what people want her to be mainstream. Mainstream can take away from natural creativity and then she would have to deal with the bullshit that Beyonce, Rihanna and the rest goes thru.

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