Janelle Monae & Alicia Keys: It’s All About The ‘Do

A mainstream artist picks up on a style trend started by our favorite cybergirl back in 2007!

Not going to make a big deal out of this, but it’s still worth saying (and I shared this already last week on Instagram). What you’re seeing in that cover shot is the cultural and stylistic impact of Janelle Monae, who was rocking this hairstyle back in 2007.  Just shows you how long it takes for certain ideas about style to make their way across our culture.

Here’s Janelle from Summer 2008:

What I was sayin’.


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