Tessa Thompson reveals relationship with Janelle Monae and internet rejoices
Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson are an item and we’re so here for the love these ladies share for one another.
“We love each other deeply, we’re so close. We vibrate on the same frequency,” Thompson said of Monae.
Monae is a free black woman and recently opened up to Rolling Stone about her sexuality and saying she identifies as “pansexual” and is open to exploring different facets of her sexuality, without finger-pointing a specific preference.
Monae previously identified herself as bisexual she now says her identity changed saying, “…then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”
Thompson said she’s unbothered by people’s confusion.
“If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me,” she said.
She was however, apprehensive about making her relationship with Monae public.
“It’s tricky because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space and also wanting to use your platform and influence,” Thompson continued.
For Janelle Monae’s latest album entitled ‘Dirty Computer’, she presented her most personal offering yet; especially with songs like ‘Pynk’ that boldly explores sexuality and left many wondering about the nature of her longtime friendship with Thompson.
“I am such an honest person and speak very candidly when I’m with friends and family, and that’s what you’ll hear on this album,” Monae says in her Rolling Stone interview. “I sing about politics, race, sexuality, gender on the record but to release the album, I needed to make sure I had the confidence to not self-edit. I needed to be vulnerable, honest and open.”
Janelle Monae explains pansexuality as being attracted to all genders, or attracted regardless of gender—no boundaries.