Slick choreography and even sleeker outfits were obvious highlights. However, the moment that stood out amongst them all was when she blended in lines from “Pynk” and “Django Jane”, including the emphatic, “Let the vagina have a monologue!” I mean, has anyone ever said “vagina” on the Grammys stage? And so proudly so? (And no, men being derogatory do not count.) I’m willing to bet no.
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Watch the performance below.
Our 2018 Artist of the Year, Monáe lost Best Music Video for “Pynk” to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (natch), but she can still snag Album of the Year for Dirty Computer. Check out our running list of golden gramophone winners, and follow our 2019 Grammys coverage for more performances.