See Janelle Monae Dancing And Nude From The Waist Up

For her birthday, Janelle Monae partied topless and adorned with temporary tattoos.

By Douglas Helm | Published

Janelle Monae in concert, via Creative Commons.

Janell Monae celebrated her birthday a couple of months ago and she picked what might be the best possible outfit for celebrating a birthday — her birthday suit. In her Instagram post, Monae dances, watches fireworks, and enjoys her celebration. Check out the post below:

Janelle Monae may be well-known for her impressive music career, but 2022 was a stellar year for her ever-growing acting career. Monae hit the acting scene back in 2016 with the amazing Best Picture winner Moonlight. Monae made the most of her screen time as Teresa, the girlfriend of Mahershala Ali’s Juan.

While it’s hard to follow up a Best Picture-winning film when choosing your next role, Janelle Monae managed to pick another great film with Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures followed three African American mathematicians: Katherine Goble Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Monáe), who made important contributions to NASA during the Space Race. Since then, Monae has steadily taken acting jobs with the most recent being Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Many would say that it’s a crime that Janelle Monae hasn’t won any Grammys for her stellar music career, despite numerous nominations, but the same could be said for her acting career and the Academy Awards. Many thought that Monae had a good chance to nab a Supporting Actress nod at the big movie award ceremony, but she was sadly snubbed. Monae’s double-duty performance as Cassandra “Andi” Brand and Helen Brand certainly deserves the praise, but unfortunately, this won’t be her year to win the award.

Still, that doesn’t mean that Janelle Monae’s performance in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery was completely ignored for accolades. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards and also nabbed a win with the rest of the Glass Onion cast for Best Acting Ensemble. There’s little doubt that Monae’s name will eventually be in the running at the Academy Awards, but it won’t be happening this year.

Janelle Monae and Daniel Craig in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. (2022)

Still, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is up for Best Adapted Screenplay, so Rian Johnson could take home an award for the film. If you’re wondering why it’s up for Best Adapted Screenplay, it’s because since it’s a sequel to Knives Out it’s technically based on an existing IP. So, if it manages to take home this award then Janelle Monae will be a part of yet another Oscar-winning film.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery follows Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) as he travels to Greece to solve another mystery. Along with Craig and Janelle Monae, the star-studded cast includes Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jr., Jessica Henwick, and Madelyn Cline. Maybe we can see Monae return to the world of Knives Out when the third film comes out.

While we wait to see Janelle Monae crush it on the screen again, we can look forward to hearing new music from her in the near future. In December, Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman told Variety that Monae has new music coming out in 2023. He also said that he’s heard her music and that it sounds like a “gigantic celebration.”