Out all the people constantly re-defining what it means to be a Black woman in pop culture, Janelle Monáe and Lizzo are at the top the list.
The #BlackGirlMagic (and vulnerability) started f at peak levels last week thanks to their conversation with them. magazine. In the interview, they discussed everything from artistry, to mental health, to LGBTQ identity:
“For me, sexuality and sexual identity and fluidity is a journey,” Monáe told Lizzo. “It’s not a destination. I’ve discovered so much about myself over the years as I’ve evolved and grown and spent time with myself and loved ones. That’s the exciting thing — always finding out new things about who you are. And that’s what I love about life.”
Now, ever since their insightful interview, the two have been showing up for one another in the most beautiful way.
This past Friday, Monáe took over the main stage for the opening night Coachella’s first weekend. Along with performances tracks like “Django Jane,” Janelle also brought out Lizzo for an epic twerk-f.
“Do you got the juice,” Janelle asked Lizzo onstage, referring to Lizzo’s single “Juice” from her upcoming album Cuz I Love You. Lizzo assures Janelle that she, in fact, has the juice.
Then, an impassioned twerk session ensued.
Peep the moment below.
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Folks were obliterated…