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Janelle Monáe Proves She's The Q.U.E.E.N. As She Closes Out The 2013 BET Awards!

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We guess since Beyonce wasn't on hand, Janelle Monáe will just have to take over for the title as Q.U.E.E.N. for the night!

And boy did she live up to the title!

With a little help from Erykah Badu, the Electric Lady hit the stage and closed out the 2013 BET Awards the RIGHT way!

Ch-ch-check out the lovely ladies' performance (above) and prepare to bow down!

Janelle Monae Is Classy & Quirky On The BET Awards' Red Carpet

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BET Awards 2013: Janelle Monae walks the red carpet.

Classy from head to toe!

Janelle Monae stayed true to her signature look at the BET Awards in El Lay on Sunday.

The singer rocked a crisp white Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo with a high-neck blouse and strappy silver Jimmy Choo heels, adding some extra bling via a sparkly Katarina Maxine choker around her neck, Neil Lane rings, and Norman Silverman ear cuffs.

And her coiled hairdo and red lips added just a touch of quirk.

Gotta love her!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Ashanti Is The Ultimate BET Awards Bunhead

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BET Awards 2013: Ashanti walks the red carpet.

Ashanti gave Janelle Monáe a bun run for her money at the BET Awards Sunday night when she showed up wearing the biggest cinnamon roll bun on the side of her head.

There's a reason why she wore a more subtle look than her appearance at this year's Grammys, and it's not just because of her preference for wearing breakfast pastries in her hair.

After her flower bomb in February, Ashanti stepped up the sexiness with a long-sleeved, white Aiisha mini dress that included lace embellishments all over it.

She capped off the ensem with nude Givenchy heels, white drop earrings and smokey eye makeup.

Not the best look, but most definitely an upgrade, so we'll give an A to Miz A!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Janelle Monae Set For The Throne In Q.U.E.E.N. Music Video Preview! Watch HERE!

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OH.EM.GEE.

Janelle Monae's newest song featuring Erykah Badu, Q.U.E.E.N., has already given her a crown, but what royal visuals will she have in store for the music video??!

We'll know VERY soon.

YUP! The next step in Janelle's musical domination is almost upon us as the royal music video gears up for its premiere TONIGHT on 106 & Park on BET.

While we have no clue what fabulousness she will serve up, we imagine a sophisticated, fearless treat just from the song and the teaser!

Not ready to hail the next queen of soul??!

Ch-ch-check out the royally FIERCE peek (above)!!!

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Janelle Monáe & Erykah Badu Blow Our Ears Away With Q.U.E.E.N.! Hear Their New Song HERE!

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Janelle Monáe's fab collab with .fun on We Are Young made her the queen of our heart, but now her royal spot in our souls is OFFICIAL!

She joined up with the totally talented Erykah Badu on their new cut and the song is friggin' sweet!!

Ch-ch-check out the intensely funky Q.U.E.E.N. for yourself (above)!

Critics say the lyrics of her new song may explicitly reference Janelle's sexuality, but she neither confirms nor denies those reports, LOLz!!

On Twitter, she admitted

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Rihanna Was Originally Supposed To Collab With Fun. On We Are Young!

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Rihanna could have set the world on fire with Fun. by her side!

Even though Janelle Monáe injects SO much fun into Fun.'s Grammy-winning tune We Are Young, the group originally wanted Princess RiRi to sing on the track!

We Are Young producer Jeff Bhasker recently admitted:

President Obama & First Lady Michelle Hosted A Star-Studded White House Afterparty!

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After the ball, it’s the afterparty!

President Barack Obama definitely likes to celebrate… and he brought his celeb friends along to join in the festivities, too!

While we already saw the pics and performances from the Inaugural ball, it seems like the presidential party didn’t stop there!

Following the formal ball, Barack and first lady Michelle Obama hosted ANOTHER party… this time, at the White House!

The party, which had about 300 VIP guests, lasted until 2am, with scene-stealing first daughters, Sasha and Malia, joining in, too!

Celebs like Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley — all who performed earlier that day — enjoyed a dessert buffet and danced the night away!

Kelly tweeted:

Just partied at the White House ….I kid you not, Michelle Obama stood up and got the party started ….seriously cool First Lady :)

Other stars, including Kerry Washington, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Eva Longoria, Ashley Judd, Usher and Oprah’s bestie Gayle King all attended the White House party, too!

Katy wrote:

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