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VIDEO: Janelle Monae Talks Getting Fired From Office Depot On 'The Tonight Show'

VIDEO: Janelle Monae Talks Getting Fired From Office Depot On 'The Tonight Show'

Janelle Monae is first and foremost known as a talented singer-songwriter, but her singing talents totally got her fired from Office Depot at the very start of her career!

“I was pushing ink! I was living in a boarding house with six other girls. I couldn’t afford my own apartment, selling CDs independently. And I didn’t have a computer. I couldn’t afford it,” the 31-year-old singer-actress told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Tuesday (December 20). “Office Depot, you guys have like 200 computers on display.”

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“Long story short – I respond back to someone who was like a fan, ‘I loved you. I saw you on the library steps – I was one of three people. You were amazing,’” Janelle added. “Then this voice of God just came, Office Depot. ‘Janelle Robinson to the back.’ I go back, and my boss said, ‘Listen, we’re gonna make this easy for you: You’re fired. Go do what you love. You don’t wanna be here’”

That same day, Janelle also promoted her latest films Moonlight and Hidden Figures as part of AOL’s BUILD series in New York City – Check out more after the cut!


Janelle Monáe – ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’

FYI: Janelle is wearing a TOME SS17 look on The Tonight Show. She is wearing Jen Hansen Jewelry at Build.

Click inside to watch more of Janelle Monae’s appearance on The Tonight Show…


Janelle Monáe – ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’
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Credit: Andrew Lipovsky, Noam Galai; Photos: NBC, BUILD Series
Posted to: Janelle Monae

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