So this week I found myself having complex reactions to Erykah’s new videoapparently a criminal complaint has been charged against her for it already. Hmmmm.

But my feelings about Janelle Monae’s latest video aren’t complex at all. I LOVE it and it makes me wanna dance!


Janelle continues to prove to me that she was indeed an excellent inspiration for my first ever Afrobella of the Week. Her star continues to rise, and her music continues to be innovative.

The video for Tightrope takes place in an asylum called The Palace of the Dogs, where dancing has been forbidden for its subversive and magical effect on the residents. Janelle displays her signature black and white fashion to elegant effect — hello, tuxedo! — and puts her dancing shoes to great use. I cannot WAIT to see her perform this song live!!

What do you think? Do you love Tightrope as much as I do? Click here to get yourself a piece!

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