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Janelle Monáe Is Moonlighting As An Actress Now! The Singer Just Landed Her First Big Screen Role!

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Will YOU see her movie??

We all know Janelle Monáe is multi-talented! But now, she's looking to expand her skill set even more!

The Electric Lady has been cast in an upcoming movie called Moonlight, which is being produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.

Related: Janelle Slams A Fan Who Tells Her To 'Be Sexy!'

The 29-year-old picked a pretty solid place to start off her film career, considering the actor's production company is also responsible for 12 Years A Slave!

Moonlight follows a young man named Chiron, who is growing up in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era. Over the course of multiple time periods, the protagonist struggles with his crumbling home life, and an awakened sexuality.

Producers tentatively plan to release the singer's big screen debut next fall! Will U catch Janelle's first acting experience? SOUND OFF in the comments!

[Image via WENN.]

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Janelle Monáe & Her Friends At Wondaland Records Team Up For A Powerful Song About Police Brutality — Take A Listen

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You need to listen to this song.

Janelle Monáe is getting political with her new music.

The Electric Lady is joined by other artists at Wondaland Records — including Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, and George 2.0 — on an intense track called Hell You Talmbout about police brutality towards African-Americans.

[ Related: Janelle Slams A Fan Who Told Her To 'Be Sexy!' ]

The song is supported by a marching drum beat throughout the emotional anthem, while the 29-year-old and her fellow artists chime in for the gospel-style chorus.

But probably the most intense parts are the verses, in which the singers scream out the names of various victims of officers who have used excessive force, mentioning Walter Scott, Jerame Reid, Phillip White, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Freddie Gray, Aiyana Jones, Sandra Bland, Kimani Gray, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Sharonda Singleton, Tommy Yancy, Jordan Baker, Amadou Diallo, and Emmett Till.

On Thursday, Janelle shared a snap of the song's artwork to her Instagram, and penned a powerful caption explaining the importance of this track:

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BET Awards 2015: Vote For The Best Dressed!

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BET Awards 2015: Vote for your best dressed HERE!

Hubba hubba!!

Everyone may not have went home a winner at the BET Awards, but these ladies were definitely scoring top spots on the red carpet!

After all, Laverne Cox sizzled in a plunging blue jumpsuit, even teasing a bodychain and underboob flash tattoos for her entrance!

And Blac Chyna and Amber Rose, while matching, were celebrating marriage equality in their white hot ensembles. Yasss!

So much flawlessness was happening!

Janelle Monae even took center stage in a fierce black caped dress and beautiful braids.

Now you know what's coming…

Who Was Best Dressed???

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Who Was Best Dressed???

  • They ALL win! (14%)
  • Janelle Monae (25%)
  • Amber Rose and Blac Chyna (31%)
  • Laverne Cox (30%)

Total Votes: 2,426

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[Image via AP Images & Getty Images.]

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Diddy, Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans, & Ma$e Take Us Way Back With Their Bad Boy Tribute At The BET Awards But French Montana & Chris Brown Crashed It!

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Are you ready to relive one of the best parts of the '90s?!

The BET Awards treated us all to a Bad Boy tribute complete with performances from Diddy, Lil' Kim, Ma$e, Faith Evans, and 112!

But the guest spots didn't stop there.

For some reason French Montana performed Bobby Shmurda's Hot N*gga, and Pharrell popped on stage to keep the music going!

Then Chris Brown randomly ran out into the crowd and Janelle Monae made an appearance at the end.

If you're thinking this sounds outrageous, it IS! Ch-ch-check it out (below) and see for yourself.

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Gabrielle Union & Janelle Monae Mesmerize In Capes And Cutouts At The BET Awards!

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BET Awards 2015: Gabrielle Union and Janelle Monae walk the red carpet.

OMG! Slayyyy!

Gabrielle Union and Janelle Monae looked fearless at the BET Awards in all black looks on Sunday!

But it's clear only one of them stood out on top! Sorry, Gab!

We love the Being Mary Jane starlet's hair and makeup, but the glittering black gown was a total miss on the red carpet. The sequins just don't seem to fit her right!

At least Janelle got it right in her custom, caped mini dress and statement sandals! She's such an Electric Lady Queen!

P.S. Check out Janelle with Jidenna in the gallery (above)! They look amazing!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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