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Janelle Monae Cozies Up to Nate Wonder on a Yacht Amid Dating Speculation

Janelle Monae was spotted on a trip to Cabo this week and she was joined by composer Nate Wonder, fueling rumors that they are dating.

The 35-year-old singer and actress was seen giving Nate a kiss while relaxing on a yacht on Tuesday (April 5) off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Janelle wore a black one-piece swimsuit with cut-outs while soaking up the sun with her friends. At one point, she was seen sitting on Nate‘s lap and engaging in some PDA.

For those that don’t know, Janelle met Nate many years ago while attending Morehouse College and they have been close collaborators ever since. He recently scored the music for her movie Antebellum.

Nate‘s birthday was this week and Janelle wrote the following message on Instagram: “…a true wondaland. Happy Birthdáe to my favorite planet N8 ‘rocket’ Wonder.”

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Bonnaroo Music Festival 2021 Lineup Revealed!

The 2021 Bonnaroo Music Festival is happening!

After being canceled last year amid the pandemic, the music and arts festival is returning in 2021 with some huge names at the event, which is held between September 2 to September 5 in Manchester, Tenn.

Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tyler The Creator, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion and Lana Del Rey are among the big names headlining this year.

Other major acts include Lil Baby, Run The Jewels, Janelle Monáe, Phoebe Bridgers, deadmau5, G-Eazy, Jack Harlow, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Brittany Howard.

Tickets go on sale as of Wednesday (March 31) right here.

Find out what’s happening with Coachella this year.

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Janelle Monae Distributes More Meals To Those In Need During Wondalunch Food Giveaway Event in LA

Janelle Monae holds onto two full backpacks while handing out essential items to families in need during her Wondalunch Food Giveaway event over the weekend in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old “Turntables” singer and actress was joined by several volunteers, as well as Jidenna, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Yara Shahidi for the event at Los Angeles Southwest College.

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Among the items distributed were grocery boxes, diapers, baby supplies, masks, prepared meals, and more.

“SPECIAL THANK YOU to our partners at @SJLI_CA, @foreverytable, Good + Foundation, Black Kids Who Care, @ISAIAHORG, @ywca_gla, Cali Fresh + @TheLeelaProject!” Janelle tweeted in thanks just before the event took place.

This isn’t the first time Janelle has hosted a Wondalunch food giveaway this year.

She was seen in Inglewood over the summer and distributed over 10,000 lunches to families with school age children.

35+ pictures inside of Janelle Monae handing out items during Wondalunch Food Giveaway event…

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Janelle Monae Discusses the Significance of 'Antebellum' After the Film Gets Released

Janelle Monae is speaking out about the significance of her new movie Antebellum, which was just released on PVOD for audiences to watch at home amid the pandemic.

In Antebellum, successful author Veronica Henley (Monae) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it’s too late.

The movie was written, directed, and produced by advocacy filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, who are best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice. This is their feature film debut!

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Janelle Monae Recalls Her Last Dance With Chadwick Boseman at an Oscar Party Earlier This Year

Janelle Monae is looking back about all the times she spent with friend Chadwick Boseman, just a month after his untimely death due to colon cancer.

While promoting her new movie, Antebellum, the 34-year-old actress talked to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show about the special moments she was lucky to spend with the Black Panther star.

Janelle and Chadwick met through their mutual friend, actress Lupita Nyong’o, and she told a story of a night that she hosted them for dinner while they were filming in Atlanta.

“We ate, we listened to music,” she recalled. “I just remember Chadwick that night being so present. We were not talking about work; we were not talking about the past; we were just right there. He was playing drums. We were dancing.”

Janelle and Chadwick reunited at the 2020 Oscars earlier this year and she remembered he had surprised her with a dance there.

“He tapped me on my shoulder — I’ll never forget it — he tapped me and he said, ‘Let’s have this dance,’” she shared, speaking of the Oscars party they both attended. “And we danced for a good three, four minutes, smiling.”

She added, “I just remember that moment and I will always hold that dear to me and I will always try to live in the present because I saw him living in the present.”

Chadwick was laid to rest at the Welfare Baptist Church near his hometown in South Carolina earlier this month.

Janelle Monae Releases Powerful Music Video for New Song 'Turntables' - Watch!

Janelle Monae has dropped a new music video!

The 34-year-old singer/actress released the music video for her new single “Turntables,” which will be featured in Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés‘ upcoming documentary film All In: The Fight for Democracy.

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The music video shows footage of racial oppression and police brutality in protests for justice over the decades, before switches into scenes of Black strength, excellence and achievement.

“We kicking out the old regime / Liberation, elevation, education / I said ‘America, yousa lie’ / But the whole world ’bout to testify,” Janelle sings in the song.

Also this week, Janelle attended the drive-in premiere of her new thriller Antebellum, which will be released as a Premium On-Demand release on all platforms on September 18.

Janelle Monae Glams Up for Drive-In Premiere of 'Antebellum' at LA's The Grove!

Janelle Monae walks the carpet while attending the drive-in premiere of her new movie Antebellum on Monday night (September 14) at The Grove in Los Angeles.

The cast of the movie stepped out for a socially distanced rooftop cinematic experience ahead of the film’s PVOD premiere this weekend.

Joining Janelle at the event were co-stars Gabourey Sidibe, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Achok Majak, Lily Cowles, and London Boyce, as well as filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

Antebellum will premiere as a Premium On-Demand release on all platforms on September 18. The movie was originally going to debut in theaters earlier this year, but Lionsgate decided that it was important to release the film as soon as possible because of the film’s timely themes.

In Antebellum, successful author Veronica Henley (Monae) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it’s too late.

FYI: Janelle is wearing an Elie Saab gown and a Carolina Santo Domingo clutch.

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