Soul singer Janelle Monae went Ivy League this weekend and New Orleans-native August Alsina has released "Get Ya Money" featuring Fabolous. Watch the video and find out why Janelle was honored at Harvard inside...
After headlining at Harvard’s Yardfest 2014 over the weekend, Janelle Monae was awarded with the inaugural 2014 Award for Achievement in Arts and Media by the Harvard College Women’s Center on yesterday. This award seeks to acknowledge a prominent performer who tackles questions of identity including sex, gender, and sexuality, in their performances.
The “Electric Lady” shared personal stories about her past, including how her mother and grandmother are credited for her success and revealed the significance behind her signature black and white tuxedo look she dons for her performances.
“Embrace the things that make you unique, even if it makes people uncomfortable,” she said.
She revealed that her signature black-and-white tuxedo stage outfit is her paying homage to when she was a maid before she propelled in the music industry.
And she was also recognized as the 2014 Woman of the Year by the Black Men’s Forum at their 20th annual Celebration of Black Women Gala. Nice!
August Alsina is ready for his close-up. The New Orleans native, who made headlines after a public spat with Trey Songz, tapped Fabolous as the guest star of his "Get Ya Money" single. It's the first track from his debut disc Testimony.
"Get Ya Money" is on August Alsina's debut album Testimony, available on iTunes.
Photos: Bex Kwan