Janelle Monáe’s queer-as-hell new anthem is the best music video featuring Tessa Thompson and vagina pants you’ll see today (or ever). https://t.co/jQKGJQEREW— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 10, 2018
Janelle Monáe's latest release PYNK caused a stir today. Most of the reviews were glowing, with critics praising Monáe's artistic direction and idgaf attitude as she celebrates vaginas, womanhood, and self love:
This video is my new aesthetic. https://t.co/we5X6QUrhe— Glamour (@glamourmag) April 11, 2018
You need to take a closer look at these "vagina pants." https://t.co/mH6FPKhkr2— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) April 10, 2018
Things were, however, slightly more mixed elsewhere online, with some fans expressing disappointment at Janelle's choice to tie vaginas so explicitly with womanhood and sexuality.
Tessa Thompson, who appeared in the MV for PYNK, responded to these concerns on twitter:
to all the black girls that need a monologue that don’t have Vaginas, I’m listening https://t.co/pyjStgkDKu— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) April 10, 2018
Monáe similarly took to twitter to address the vagina question:
Monáe's long awaited follow-up to 2013's The Electric Lady, Dirty Computer, drops on 27 April 2018.
Thank you to the incomparable & brilliant @TessaThompson_x for helping celebrate US (no matter if you have a vagina or not) all around the world ! We see you . We celebrate you . I owe you my left arm T . Xx 👄💞#PYNK💗 https://t.co/cUNgeWk52I— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 11, 2018
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Is PYNK your new aesthetic, ONTD?