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

| Filed under: Music MinutePolitikJanelle MonaeViolence

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.

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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: 2,420

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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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Janelle Monae & Jidenna Do Some Classic Yoga At The 2015 BET Awards!

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What's more classic than Star Wars-y yoga and a dapper dude in a suit? Nothing.

Janelle Monae took the stage at the BET Awards to perform her song Yoga, wearing a Grecian Star Wars Workout Queen ensem with all of her dancers looking fiiiine too!

She needed to share the stage though because Jidenna was looking so handsome he just HAD TO perform his hit Classic Man!

We're not sure who heated up the stage more: Janelle's yoga movez or Jidenna's hawt suit?!

Watch (below) and decide for yourself!

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Janelle Monáe Wants You To Do Yoga With Her In Her New Video!

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Are you ready to get bendy?

Well, you better be because Janelle Monáe released the new video for her song Yoga and it's hotter than a bikram class!

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It's a part of her Wondaland Presents: The Eephus label compilation that's coming out this year, but at least we don't have to wait any longer for this tune!

After watching the Jidenna-accompanied song, we only have three words for you: Baby, bend over!

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