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Janelle Monae Lets Her Back Length Hair Down for New Single ‘Dance Apocalyptic’

• Jul 2, 2013

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Janelle Monae has been switching up her look for the roll out of her new album, The Electric Lady, and so far we are loving what we see!

The video for her new single, Dance Apocalyptic, features her dancing wildly and letting her straightened back length natural hair all hang out!

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The song, which pokes fun at our culture’s obssession with end of the world scenarios, is super catchy and sure to be a popular dance single this summer.

Check out the video below.

We also caught some awesome stills from the video! Check them out below.

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155 Comments on "Janelle Monae Lets Her Back Length Hair Down for New Single ‘Dance Apocalyptic’"

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Lillian Mae
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She’s such a positive role model! Love her!

Alisa
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I’ve never been a fan of Janelle Monae or her music(sorry, I just can’t get into it), but she has beautiful hair.

J.Nicole
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You aren’t the only one. I think she’s an awesome role model, very pretty and a great head of hair. Just not into the music, but I still hope she has major success.

stephanieb
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I agree, love her hair, but her music isn’t my taste either.

Ugonna Wosu
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the reason I like her is cause I like her music. Very female-JamesBrown! But, not everyone can like the same things. I haven’t heard the new song yet though.

Marcia
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Is this really her hair or some weave added?

AnonyChick
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Yeah, I didn’t envision her hair looking like that when down. It might be hers or it might be weave.

gapch
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Her natural length may be this long but I agree that the 2 styles in the video are not her natural hair. Both styles appear to be wigs/ the down style could be a weave but it definitely looks like a wig too. Please note that I say this based on the aesthetics of the style only … I believe her hair could possibly be the same length but both styles in the video look like wigs and she’s rocking them both nicely. many people myself include wear wigs that are of our length or shorter.… j/s

cherishbomb
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I think her hair was flat ironed and then braided in large plaits, which is most likely, but who knows, maybe she wanted to try a wig just to switch it up. Either way, she looks gorgeous so it doesn’t really matter.

DDM
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It’s called a hot comb. Every hear of it? So yes, it’s possible that it’s all her hair.

C in Colorado
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Love love love Janelle. So talented. (Maybe a little Erykah B. style rubbed off on her from the last video, lol!)

Mercy
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I don’t doubt that all of it is her hair. It’s beautiful too. You look at her hair in the QUEEN video you can tell that pompadour’s all hers. I’m sure with her cover girl endorsement she has all the money to be able to get the best care for her hair too. She has great skin too. She takes good care of herself I guess.

D.P.
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She is just too cute! I don’t really pay much attention to her or her music, but you can’t deny that is absolutely adorable lol

Michele
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Love her music, Love her message, Love her style, LOVE her hair!

Nyala
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As far as I am concerned Janelle’s length was somewhere around APL or SL,because of this picture http://minoritythreat.tumblr.com/post/6065252391/callmewise-janelle-monae-with-her-hair-down

But it really doesn’t matter.

Mimi
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My hair shrinks to the length and I’m at bra strap length. Heck, My hair turns into a twa depending on if I worked on dry or soaking wet hair.

MommieDearest
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Was I the only one that was checking the drummer’s hair? OMG it is GORGEOUS! It looks like a lion’s mane.

gigi
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yes yes yes! loooove! I kept craning my neck to see her with all the flurry of activity lol

DreamGirl
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I can’t deal with this negativity,OMG. No wonder men have power,we can’t even compliment one another
We are so busy hating on each other,has it not been said over and over that black women can also have long hair and when we get a celeb we go on about how that ‘can’t be their hair,its weave/wig’ mxim. Come on now!!!!!!

gapch
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i dont believe those who questioned if her hair was natural or a wig/ weave are hating or don’t believe she has long hair. its clear that she does. pointing out a wig or weave isn’t the same thing as saying one’s hair isn’t long nor is it hating. questioning the hairdos have nothing to do with denouncing her actual length or texture.… i and im sure the others saw the post and made an observation and it should be taken as nothing more or less than an observation .… the girl is gorgeous. and she’s rocking the hairdos. however,… Read more »
Mai
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I do wonder why in the black community we assume a black woman with long hair has fake hair, even when she has proven otherwise. We shouldnt expect anyone’s hair to look a certain way simply because it isn’t our hair and we are not familair with it. We don’t wash it, we don’t condition it, we don’t detangle it, we don’t moisturize it, we don’t style it. How would we know how her hair should look stretched or otherwise.

gapch
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it has nothing to do with stretched or unstretched nor does it have anything to do with pressed, flat ironed or the like. if your wore wigs you would know how they look. its as simple as that. to the nonwiggy it all looks the same but to wiggys we know…

Mai
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Whenever I wear a rollerset, my roots look very wavy compared to the rest of my hair. I have been accused, more than once, of wearing a weave when I wear my hair like that. The most notable was when I was at church and a woman (who openly wears weave and often jokes that she will be buried with her weave on) came up from behind me and ran her fingers through my hair yelling “I know I will find your tracks somewhere.” Besides the obvious problems of that situation (and the fact that God was the only one… Read more »
Teelay
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You obviously are the very person that @Mai is referring to. Just because your hair’s not that thick or long does not mean Janelle’s isn’t. The same way you can tell when someone’s wearing a wig or extensions, you can tell when it’s ALL of theirs and you can tell that it’s all of hers.

gapch
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@mal i dont disagree with you… the situation you described is wrong on so may levels especially at church… smh … who does that???

anyway, for me it has nothing to do with long hair short hair or anything in between. there is no disbelief here about black women with long hair. myself and everyone in my circle has had naturally grown hair of all lengths. its more of simply having a trained eye for hair.…

gapch
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@Tealey u dont know what my hair looks like. wearing wigs or other forms of extensions has nothing to do with my hair thickness or length. its a crazy assumption that you should only wear them if you dont have any hair. not in my case. i like the variety, the ease, the simpleness that comes along with wearing wigs. most often i opt for wigs and weaves that are shorter then my hair but ive also drastically cut my hair many times over the years to get the short looks. i also wear a large natural afro quite often… Read more »
gapch
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its not a black thing. women of all races and ethnicities discuss hair. for women discussing hair is as safe a topic as discussing the weather. women across races and ethnicities discuss hair. by no means is it a black thing.… a wig is a wig, extensions are extensions, a weave is a weave. those who get those things can usually know when they see them regardless of how “invisible” they look. you dont have to be excessively familiar with a person to know whats going on. for example a dentist can typically look at a smile and spot a… Read more »
Bee
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DreamGirl I do not think anyone was being negative. Someone asked a question and people responded. They pretty much stated whether it is a weave or not she looks beautiful.

Ashley
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Janelle looks beautiful (hair and face), but who is that drummer?! Her hair looks FIERCE!

Kelly
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I think that might be a weave, that said her natural hair is sooooooo gorgeous (and long), she’s one of my fav’s for sure.

AnonSince87
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You could just say you assume it’s her natural hair & that she looks hot anyway, rather than state such as though you know it to be fact? Regardless, she looks gorg! 🙂

shanny_sue
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OHLAWD. THE DRUMMER’S HAIR, AND THE GUITARIST. GIVING MY LIIIIFE.
Someone PLEASE found out who they are so I can stalk them on social media and drool over their hair, cause I’ve officially just gained two new hair crushes.

And of course Janelle could have had a bag on her head and still looked beautiful, she can do no wrong in my book regardless of what she’s rocking

Candice
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That is so obviously not a weave. Y’all just like to hate because it’s not what’s growing out of your head.

K
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I think people assume entertainers use fake hair in videos, movies, commercials, magazines, on stage, red carpet — because they do. It’s their job to have the same look take after take.

And if Janelle Monae didn’t bother to bring up whether this was all her hair or not, I don’t think it’s necessary to insist that anyone who doubts it is jealous, she probably isn’t looking for natural hair validation. She has lovely waves in this amazing video period.

Rae
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I am not sure if anyone was hating or assuming that it isn’t her hair out of malice. I personally don’t think it is her hair, NOT because I assume her hair isn’t that long (because it very well could be), but I think it is a weave/ wig for two reasons. 1. Typically celebrities wear added hair in movies, videos, performances etc. for added glam, the costume effect and protecting their own hair from the daily styling they have to do. 2. With her moving around so much and dancing I doubt any knowledgeable stylist (or she herself) would… Read more »
Kelly
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Wow nobody is hating! Weave or not she looks awsome, plus everyone knows that this woman’shair is gorgeous anyway.If that’s a weave fine, if that’s her hair fine!

SJ
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I think it’s weave/a wig for the simple reason that her hair in that pompadour pic is so LONG in the front yet she has short layers cut into her hair in this vid. I don’t think she can achieve that huge of a pompadour look without having long natural hair.…Therefore I’m sure the hair in the Dance Apocalyptic vid is weave. With that being said, she’s rocking that hairstyle and I’m sure her natural hair is the around the same length as the style in the video, if not longer. Love!

Anonty
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I agree with those who said people may think it’s a weave because she’s in the entertainment industry and as a woman who wears her natural hair 99.9% of the time, I can see how she might want to protect it if she’s decided to change her look for a video. Video shoots last over 16 hrs sometimes so I can’t see her just hot combing or temporarily straightening when she will be moving around a lot, dancing and re-filming scenes. It makes more sense to throw on a wig or weave and keep her own hair protected underneath while… Read more »
Ugonna Wosu
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I LOVE THIS SONG! GO GIRL!

D.K.
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Yup, I agree with the girls who think it’s a weave for protective reasons, but her hair is long, period. She’s always said she doesn’t want people to concentrate on her looks, just on what she can do, and she does it so well!

I love the song (and her talent), think the video was a tad overdone, and know she’s a gorgeous natural without trying to flaunt it, which is a good enough reason to be a role model for black women. You go, Janelle! Show ‘em who’s boss!

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sher
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I thought it could be a wig or weave because I thought her hair was longer than that. I’ve seen her pompadour fall out a few times and I assumed she had a few inches more. Every prediction of a weave isn’t someone who thinks black women can’t grow long hair.

Kgc
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It looks like weave because its so silky,her natural hair edges aren’t silky,they’re curly.

zeesmama
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It’s called a flatiron!!

Kgc
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And there’s something else called a lace front!

Nature Girl
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Isn’t she the cats meOW! She stands out, and I would love to see her creative process.

gigi
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whoa! I’m all about the drummer! get it girl!

ally
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The song is so cute!!! She is so gorgeous, I’m so happy she’s showing off a different side of herself, and working that beautiful hair down! It looks like her real hair to me. Maybe she had it blow dried and then had a nice braid out with it, anyways she’s fab, true inspiration 3

IAAJ
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LOVE IT, LOVE HER!

When I saw the video I was wondering if she used the Tammy wig… Looks like I’m not the only person who suspects it’s a wig. Either way she looks gorgeous and I love the song.

me
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Not trying to hate because she looks really cute but I don’t think that is her natural hair. I googled some images of her with natural hair and the texture is very different. Seems like a weave to me.

me
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here is a good example of Janelle with her natural hair down. The video is cute but I like this better.
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Tracy
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I have to say that I think it is a weave or wig = no shade. I am 100% that her natural hair is that length if not longer. But, I don’t think she wore it straight for this video.

For the record I think she looks great either way.

Tracy
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*I am 100% certain that her natural hair is that length if not longer.

Mayberry
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It could be her natural hair with pieces added in there to add thickness. Shrinkage is serious when it comes to natural hair and Here’s a great example of it. [img]https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/image-10.jpg[/img]

Cherise
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Shrinkage aint no joke!

Anyway, I don’t think anyone questions whether her hair is actually that length but whether the texture of the hair in these pictures matches the texture of her the way we usually see it. I think that is why some are questioning whether this is a wig or a weave.

Isa
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I think she looks beautiful. Can’t weigh in on if its real. I mean it has to grow. It can’t stay the length of the above picture forever. She is constantly protective styling. She might have blow it out or pressed it and did a braid or twistout. My hair would look similar (obviously shorter though) if I did this. Looking good girl!

R
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it’s a music vid.….who cares if it’s a weave…
BUT can we have a moment for the fros on the guitarist and drummer!?!?! hell to tha yes!

KD
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She looks so hot!!! her hair or not..Im glad she is showing us a different style.. she is killing it!!

SantanaNyla
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I like the drummer’s hair.

Cherise
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After watching the music video, I just want to take a moment to say that Janelle Monae has an AMAZING figure.

Toni
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not her hair but cute video. Not that you cant straighten textured hair but it wouldnt be that silky and fine looking.

Zanjabil
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I don’t care for the song, but I like her style when she’s rocking her natural. AND that she doesn’t show a lot of skin.

tobi
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I dont understand the real/fake discussion, does anyone have a recent picture of the lady with her hair flatironed and then in a braid out so we could compare? from what I can see her hair is flat ironed and a braidout is used to keep a textured look.

Leon
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It’s pretty obvious that Janelle has straightened her hair. I noticed this in her Cover Girl ads and her Essence cover. Many of you know this too, but don’t want to admit it. Either way, I like her music and her style and it’s her hair and if she feels the need to conform to be accepted then that’s her business.

Jen
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Janelle is beautiful, but her music is over my head, sorry I can’t get into it at all (shrugs) best of luck to her though. I’m more of Chrisette Michelle, Emile Sande type I don’t know…

Jen
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And what does it matter if her hair is natural or permed, smh it looks nice either way.…. folks have gone over the top with this natural hair. Gosh.…..

Tisha
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Aside from hair those back up singers have some HOT shorts! love the print

LBell
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More than anything else — okay, almost anything else; I love Janelle and I like the song — I found myself wishing I could look that good in shorts. Oh well…next lifetime… *sigh* ;o)

Phyllis
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Her hair looks beautiful

universal
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DAMN!!!!! she look so cute with her hair down..OMG!! she’s a banger for real and I didn’t even know it.…LOL!!

Ellie
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Her hair is fly, no doubt.…but can we talk about the awesome outfits, though?

Mia
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I mean she is stunning on the whole, just gorgeous.

MizzB
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THE SHADE in here just.. almost leaves me speechless..ALMOST. I’m just gonna let it be known that with a blow out and flat iron or whatever technique you CAN achieve a silky straight look. Been there, done that. And before anyone tries to pull the mixed card with me. My mother and father are BLACK. My hair texture is VERY kinky and SUPER frizzy. And I usually have 70% shrinkage. SO Thurr.
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JnB
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My issue isn’t the length or texture. No doubt both can be achieved. But your hair OBVIOUSLY looks like it’s coming from your scalp. Hers doesn’t.

honeybrown1976
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Oh, I wish I could have your hair color. My brother got it. But, I didn’t. Genes!

MizzB
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Thanks I can’t even take credit for my hair color I use henna. My hair is actually that an ugly brownish grey blonde color. I hate it. lol

Shazzar
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I love your hair. You’re beautiful!

Ali. G
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Who cares!! This still doesn’t prove that’s all her hair!!!!

janine
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Girl, you know if you’re light, you must be mixed. Didn’t you get the memo? SMDH

jessd
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Not true. my parents are 100% nigerian and all 7 of us are not the same shade of brown…infact my sister is super light many ppl think she’s mixed lol.

courtney
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MizzB , you are right. Im darkskin and my hair is super thick, but very long and thick like a lions mane but when I wash it, super shrinkage. I flat iron sometimes, blow dry and go others, braid it up. depends. But for me, I dont preoccupy myself to make sure my hair is bone straight. I kind of like it a bit bushy and big and not super straight. in this pic ‚the flat iron is wearing off but I rock it like that. 🙂 The other pic is afte a wash and throwing some grease in it..… Read more »
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eve-audrey
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your hair is truly beautiful i hope mine will be like that soon lol

courtney
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Thank you. Nature does not make mistakes. African American hair is gorgeous. All of our hair.

JnB
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I am a huge fan. I have been for years.This looks like a weave to me. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Idk y pointing something out equates hating. ESPECIALLY since this is an article. If Janelle herself tweeted a pic of this and said it was her hair, I wouldn’t question it. Even though it does look fake, I’d take her word for it and give her a big kudos. Like others have stated, I have no doubt that her hair is this length. But the issue I have is who came up with the title? Not her. She… Read more »
M&M
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I just want to start by saying she’s a beautiful and vibrant woman love her presence and she looks great! To address the title of this article ( the big reveal of back length hair) I don’t think it’s all her hair. Not because I’m “hating”, “jealous”, “upset”, “insecure” or any other claim. I was excited to see her reveal because she no doubt has beautiful hair but looking at the video and having worked on video sets it was clear to me that she has a weave/ or u- part wig on. It’s about the way the hair is… Read more »
fiona
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It actually is all her hair sweetheart

Queene
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Janelle is the greatest! Love the video and Janelle is still smoking HOT! On a complete separate topic, there is an impostor in her hair… What it is, I don’t know. I know pressed hair can look silky like some weave, natural hair can be long and thick, like some weaves BUT I repeat there is an impostor in her hair. BGLH was wrong for the phrasing of the title. Now the sheep think that just because others happen to point out common practices in show buiz that its hate. Nothing but love here for Janelle but I think we… Read more »
Shahidah
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glad to see the change up..looks nice

Itsok2bMEa
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I absolutely LOVE Janelle, but for those of you who are trying to figure out her hair. She has gorgeous natural hair, but for her video (as most stars) she wanted to change it up and is wearing a gorgeous weave. Read the link below:
http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/07/janelle-monae-hair/

AGrlCanMAC
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I love Janelle! I think it’s a wig guys which is no prob. If this is really her hair then it’s all good too! If you follow the storylines behind her songs and videos, you know that she plays all different kinds of characters. Like Cindy Mayweather the droid and this one is another character I think that is a singer trying to help change the world through her music.

AGrlCanMAC
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I hit submit too soon. So what I’m saying is that I think the hair change could be to portray one of the different characters in her storylines. She is not playing “herself” in this video. I love it no matter if it’s hers or not. Naturals, let’s lighten up and exploit the capability of changing up our hair whenever we desire.

courtney
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Thats a fair statement. Yes there are many AFrican American women who wear weaves, fake hair, and add some from enhancement.Just like there are many white women ‚and other races of women ‚who do the same thing. I think what some of us that absolutely do not wear anything fake in our hair take issue with this notion that, if we have long, thick, kinky ‚or whatever hair ‚grown from our scalp, it can’t be ALL real.. Believe it or not, some African American women never cut there hair from childhood. Just braids and wash. As teenagers, started hot combing,… Read more »
courtney
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Thats a fair statement. Yes there are many AFrican American women who wear weaves, fake hair, and add some from enhancement.Just like there are many white women ‚and other races of women ‚who do the same thing. I think what some of us that absolutely do not wear anything fake in our hair take issue with this notion that, if we have long, thick, kinky ‚or whatever hair ‚grown from our scalp, it can’t be ALL real.. Believe it or not, some African American women never cut there hair from childhood. Just braids and wash. As teenagers, started hot combing,… Read more »
Kai
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Wow her hair looks gorgeous! Why isn’t she at Afropunk this year?! Oh well, at least ?uestlove will be there 😀

http://afropunkfest.com/
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The Mane Captain
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i love the change of style. from her hair to her wardrobe.

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Gena
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That is not her hair…

cacey
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yeah, i don’t think it is either. it doesn’t look real. it looks like…weave to me. i’m usually pretty good at being able to tell if it’s someone’s real hair or not. i like her style, though. she’s awesome in my book!

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Whether that is her hair or not it is good to see someone in a music video not wearing a bone straight weave. It may not be her natural hair, but is more similar to a lot of real natural curl patterns so to see that on a screen is refreshing. Come check out my site blallywood.com
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Kelly
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I am not convinced thats Janelle’s hair and Im pretty good at spotting weaves. Lol. A lot of the time articles are printed with titles that are misleading. For example this one. LOl. I’ve seen articles like this befoe stating a star is sporting her natuarl tresses which in fact Janelle’s hair is probably not relaxed but I believe there’s weave in it. And this is not to say that brown black women cannot have long hair. I have it all in my family so I know. Some black women (celebs) with long hair: Keisha Knight Pullman (Cosbys) Kenya Moore… Read more »
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tati
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lmao! that is obviously a weave.

ohreally
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And how is that? looks like her hair to me, hater.

Ayisha_love
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GOSH! People on the internet are soooo hyper sensitive! Why is she a hater just because she stated whats the obvious is to her? Geez the word Hater is headed out the door right next to twerking. Its so over used in complete unneccesary situations. Lighten up.

Tammy
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Y does it matter if it’s a weave or not? I wonder why with black women, people have to jump and say WEAVE, but with other races, no one utters a sound about their hair being fake..when MOST ALL CELEB women(of all races) have FAKE HAIR. That is why the person is a “hater” because they are trying to find something wrong with the girl, because she looks nice. Jealousy. Besides who cares if it’s weave or not, we all know she isn’t bald, because i dont think women can wear weave anyway unless they have hair.

Well
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So true Tammie, as if our hair can NOT be grown to that length. LOL Just because you do not know of black people with hair this long does not mean we do not EXIST. WE DO EXIST and our hair is no different from any other hair in length, most just do not know how to keep length. Well in my town, our black hair is this length and longer. It is time haters stop being so silly and limited in their reasoning, behaviors, and in black society. Your small world (reality) is not the entire world (reality) that… Read more »
sheilface
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I always wondered about that too. Why is it such a big deal? If you think it’s a weave. wig or whatever, YEAH- AND? So what! We as Black women, some of them are so petty about each others personal grooming habit, whether it’s hair, makeup clothes, whatever, it’s so annoying. Ane we’re the only race that does that. Don’t make anyone feel bad about their choice.

Val
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While her natural hair is quite beautiful. This is a weave… Here’s a link to her real hair.

http://www.inflexwetrust.com/2012/04/03/photos-janelle-monae-lets-her-hair-down-she-looks-great/
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Droid
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Those are once again old images. The first image in question with her hand on her hip was taken from the Idle Wild premier in 2006.

Fa Realz
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IKR? Wonder what her bald head ass rocking! Janelle is gorgeous!
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Me
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Thank you! If you see her with her real hair it’s in a pompadour, it’s a diff texture and it’s not as long as this hair.

Lauren
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It’s pretty obvious to me too, but I find it interesting that folks on here are so offended by this comment. It’s really not a big deal.

LT
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It’s definitely extended hair (i.e. not all hers) but noting that doesn’t make one a hater. The hair is beautiful nonetheless. But you can’t be shocked when Tati responds this way. The site is stating that it is all hers when in fact, it is not. They should have done a little more research and they would have seen other picks of her with her real hair down and noticed the pretty significant difference in length.…. Just sayin’

Melissa
Guest

Okay good, I thought I was the only one that was like “ummm…”

awesome
Guest

nice

Qiana M
Guest

Why is it obviously a weave because her hair is well past her shoulders? Seriously we need to stop with Black women with natural hair can’t have long or very long hair that isn’t as a result of a weave, wig or perm. Our hair comes in a variety of textures and lengths naturally. Besides as much hair as Janelle Monae has wrapped up into her pompadour its obvious she doesn’t have short hair to begin with. Even if she did…so what! Pompadour or no pompadour, she looks great! Rock on Janelle!

Ayisha_love
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GOSH! People on the internet are soooo hyper sensitive! Why is she a hater just because she stated whats the obvious is to her? She didnt say ANYTHING about black girls not being able to grow their hair past their shoulders. YOU said that, and assumed thats what she meant. Come on, were on a site that visually displays photos of black women with long hair all the time. She’s stating what IS obvious and that is that hair Ms. Monet is wearing is weave. For one the hair shes wearing in the video looks like european straight hair thats… Read more »
deaudrey011
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Actually, you need to lighten up. This is a hair website, so obviously hair debates are normal. You can’t say that it isn’t Janelle’s natural hair at all. In fact, there are such things things as Brazilian Keratin treatments that can have a black woman’s hair swinging like a white girls. Look it up if you don’t believe me. Plus, she’s rich. She could afford all kinds of hair products and things we never heard of. Just because you wear a weave doesn’t mean you’re a hair expert. If you don’t believe it’s her hair, fine. Just don’t push your… Read more »
ScriptTease
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My hair is relaxed, near by bra strap, and it’s my hair. The same texture and length as if it was natural and I decided to flat iron it. Anywho, I thought I get that out there. I don’t feel that relaxed hair should be in the same category as weave and wigs, or any other hair that didn’t sprout from your head.

LT
Guest

Who’se saying that it’s a weave because it’s past her shoulders? It’s a weave because it’s a weave. Not every women who isn’t a part of “team natural” is a hater. You shouldn’t stereotype black women either.…BTW I have natural hair. I’m saying this because I notice that black women have to watch what they say about hair if it not pro natural or whatever. EVERYONE is entitled to their own opinion, even if it unfavorable.

shayj1127
Guest

When I first saw this video, I was like “Get it girl!!!” I thought her hair looked amazing and was a nice change from what we are used to seeing. Her hair looks great in any style though!

Caramel96
Guest

I like Janelle Monae. I think she is super talented. There was a comment about her hair being a weave. If it is, it’s her business WOW

Goddes2Venus
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Here’s some recent pictures of Miss Janelle.I personally thinks she’s Gorgeous with her pompadour, natural hair down, or weave. When your confident& gorgeous your can rock any hairstyle! Bald,Afro,Braids,Weaves or perm. It’s all about personal preference, what makes you feel beautiful. Some of my girlfriends may disagree, but I believe all black women or beautiful in their own way and have a great sense of style whether their hair is, (Natural Kinky curly)Janelle/Lauren Hill/Jill Scott/India Irie or (relaxed or Natural Pressed)Oprah/Sanaa Latham/Alicia Keys/Kenya Moore or ( weaves and wigs) Beyoncé/Angela Simmons/Ciara/Vivica Fox/Wendy Williams/Nicki Minaj or (almost bald) Amber Rose etc.I… Read more »
LMJ
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These picture are actually almost 10 years old…before she switched her style to a more androgynous look.

Goddes2Venus
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Miss Janelle Monae

Goddes2Venus
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Goddes2Venus
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Goddes2Venus
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Gee
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The one thing that is most irritating is that people think they know what they are talking about based on their experience or what they have seen in the past two years on the internet. I am a natural with hair that can look very kinky, when I straighten it looks like straightened natural hair, and when the stylist straightens it looks like Asian hair (and it goes right back to kinky). How do you know her texture and what her does or not from her on TV or seeing her once in person? And those who are trying to… Read more »
Droid
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First, yes this is very much Janelle’s real hair. The photos posted in the comments above are VERY VERY old pictures of Janelle. They’re from probably 2005–2006. Janelle has been natural for many years. So again the hair in the above video is her hair. And also, just to clear the record while I’m here. Janelle is NOT a homosexual. She has a boyfriend that is with her in most of her videos and public appearance, it’s just up to her tell or the public to figure out who he is.

Melissa
Guest

How do you know her sexuality? And why did you feel the need to “clear the record”?

Droid
Guest
I know her sexuality, because I know her personally. I cleared the air on it, because if you follow Janelle as a “fan,” you would know that there is a lot speculation that she is. I figured since I was on the subject, I would answer for things that I know to be fact — one being if her hair was real and two being if she was gay. This is a forum for black women and it’s neutral territory. It’s not a gossip blog and nothing here is said for the purpose of slander. I’m sorry if saying that… Read more »
inch85
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i saw janelle in concert yesterday. her hair was up in the pompadour, but it came undone towards the end of the show. her hair is natural, but it is LONGGGGGG. even in the natural state. im pretty sure the hair in this video is her own hair.

but honestly…who cares? can’t we just celebrate her?

no hate
Guest

no hate I dont care about wig or natural hair and I have already seen black women with real long shiny straighten hair BUT this time it is a weave probably mix with her hair on the top. I like weave and I like natural hair too, so no hâte 🙂

Carmelle
Guest

Fabulous! She is a real beauty.
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Organic Beauty
Guest

Beautiful hair! celebrate it…shame on all the shade

rena
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she is soooo beautiful looks like karyn whites baby sister.

LaBellaBre'
Guest
When I first saw this photo, I immediately thought and believed it was very much her own hair, no extensions added. Why? Because I’ve been natural and relaxed and have transitioned, and I know that shrunken natural hair looks much shorter than straightened natural hair. Her pompadour is quite full and so I had no reason to think this wasn’t her own hair. This b.s. theory that Black women can’t have naturally long hair unless they are natural or “mixed” should have died along with slavery in the American states. I have tailbone length hair and yeah I’m black. Not… Read more »
Nina
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You can tell it’s a weave because of the way her bangs are cut, how thick it is, the curl pattern is typical of a body wave… no one just curls their hair like that, and when she whips it around it falls in the same place, it’s a weave.

glabrilliance
Guest

This is clearly her real hair. I’ve personally achieved this look and my hair is longer. Her hair is mad long even with it’s shrinkage and you can tell this is a well executed braid-out on blow dried and straightened hair. If you watch the music video in some clips you can see that the hair is coming from her scalp. Also as someone mentioned earlier, this girl has money to make it look this good.

Azul Aurora
Guest

I believe this is Janelle’s hair. I think those who insist it’s not without proof or reason are jealous.

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Jaye Harding
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Janelle Monae has one of the most symmetrical faces I’ve ever seen: her face looks like that of a porcelain theater mask with eyes, nose, and mouth perfectly positioned. If ever there was the perfect female model’s face she has it: stunningly beautiful!

You go Stuff!!!

Jaime Bruins
Guest

You stated this perfectly! I agree.

Azul Aurora
Guest

Janelle Monae is so stunningly beautiful. Her face manages to be perfect at every angle. I love her uniqueness and original sense of style.

persuada
Guest

That was that worst video I have ever seen this is my opinion and don’t nobody have to like it I’m just keep it real

Stephanie
Guest

Real hair??? Bulls—!

True
Guest

Her hair looks real to me. My hair looks extremely similar to hers when I flat iron it. All you have to do, like gabrilliance said, is do a braid-out on flat-ironed hair. Flat ironed natural hair done the correct way looks very lovely, smooth, and has body. Best looking straight hair to me.

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