The Morning After: Janelle Monae, "Tightrope" on Late Show with David Letterman



Whenever we watch Janelle Monae perform, the feeling can be described exactly like a five-year-old with a snow globe for the first time. Someone sees us staring at it and begins to shake it. We are completely bewildered by all the action—white stuff going bonkers in a ball. Say what?! Our hearts start racing and the synapses in our brains begin to fire off at rapid pace. What is going on? How can there be so much action in one tiny thing? Who is responsible for this miracle? We don't know about the rest of you but we still feel this way about snow globes.

The point is she is a shooting star. All this fuel burning all at once, yet still so small, so contained. She is also Diddy's saving grace. Our last hope that the man does truly believe in talent and great music. Janelle's album dropped yesterday and as we told you months ago, its a definite purchase. She does not wear that James Brown cape lightly; she earns it repeatedly gliding across the stage to "Tightrope." Watch her make your eyes percolate after the jump.





The Morning After: Janelle Monae, "Tightrope" on Late Show with David Letterman