Spotted: Janelle Monae in D.C.

Janelle Monae is one of the many celebrities in D.C. this week for BET’s Leading Women Defined conference. The three-day womens conference brings the best of the best from every industry to celebrate, discuss and learn from each other.

After a morning chat with Tracee Ellis Ross, LWD featured a luncheon with CoverGirl spokesperson and singer Janelle Monae.


And while Janelle discussed what makes her so CoverGirl worthy, she also dropped some gems for attendees, which included DJ Beverly Bond, writer Keli Goff and Tatyana Ali.

Janelle told the crowd, “Embrace the things that make you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable.”

Janelle Monae with another LWD guest

The singer didn’t stick around D.C. long. She hopped on a plane to Atlanta to see her friend and fellow artist Solange Knowles perform.