Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae ethnicity

Monáe in 2011, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Janelle Monáe Robinson

Place of Birth: Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1985

Ethnicity: African-American

Janelle Monáe is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, record producer, and model. She specializes in psychedelic soul and R&B music. Monáe is her middle name. She is the daughter of Janet and Michael Robinson Summers. Her parents are both black.

Janelle’s paternal great-grandmothers are named Ruby Robinson and Loretta Norman.


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  1. Capricious says:

    She looks like an “ethnic African” if that makes sense. She doesn’t look like a typical African American (who come from Western Africa).

    She looks, I don’t know, Zambian? Botswanan? Angolan?…

  2. cwm85 says:

    She looks Kenyan…

  3. neiltennant says:

    she is relatively unknown in europe

    but most people know her from the video WE ARE YOUNG by FUN

    and she has so much style and she looks very good !

    And again another proof that not all lesbians look hideous

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