Pics: Janelle Monae Brings Her ‘Eephus Tour’ to Howard Theatre

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If you were one of the lucky hundred few that scored free tickets to Janelle Monae‘s D.C. stop on her Eephus Tour, then congrats!

The Electric Lady brought her Wondaland crew — Jidenna, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty and Roman Gianarthur — to Howard Theatre over the weekend to promote their EP, Wondaland Presents: The Eephus.

Still, the best part of the tour stop was when they led the audience into remember those who have lost their lives to police violence. The “Hell You Talmbout” chant screamed the names of Michael Brown, Sean Bell, Freddie Gray and a host of others.

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Janelle Monae at Howard Peep glimpses of the performance onstage:

But it didn’t just happen onstage. Before they even got to Howard Theatre, the Wondaland Crew invited concerned D.C. residents to a rally outside of the Department of Justice to continue the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

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Jidenna in DCCredit: IG