Cover star Janelle Monáe, 31, attended Marie Claire magazine’s ‘Fresh Faces of 2017’ cover celebration with an event sponsored by Maybelline at Doheny Room in West Hollywood, California. The clueless editors at Marie Claire magazine referred to Janelle as an “up and coming artist”.

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Janelle Monae

What does Janelle Monáe have to do to get some respect in the entertainment industry?

The world renowned singer/actress is one of 5 actresses featured on multiple covers of Marie Claire magazine>’s “Fresh Faces 2017” issue. The 31-year-old Kansas native starred in an Oscar-winning movie (Moonlight) and her other movie was also nominated for an Oscar. Yet the magazine still refers to her as an “up and coming” talent in 2017.

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Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe resembled a black Audrey Hepburn on the red carpet at the 89th Annual Oscar Awards. The 31-year-old singer/actress made her first Oscar Awards appearance after starring in the critically acclaimed movies Hidden Figures and Moonlight, which won Best Picture.

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Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Essence magazine honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala, held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

(L-R) Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi were presented with Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards.

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Erykah Badu

Eccentric singer Erykah Badu wore her best Wiccan garb to the 8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event, held at NeueHouse in Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year-old mother-of-3 hosted the event.

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Janelle Monae, Barry Jenkins

Singer-turned actress Janelle Monáe wore a dress with a splash of color to the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards, held at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles, on Wednesday. Director Barry Jenkins, pictured above, walked away with trophies for Best Director, Best Independent Film, and Best Picture for Moonlight, a gay coming of age film. Janelle won the Breakout Performance Award for her roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

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Taraji P Henson

Actress Taraji P. Henson was among the well-dressed stars attending the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium Media Complex in Los Angeles, CA. on Sunday. The 46-year-old Hidden Figures star wore a sheer ballgown with bodice by Beirut, Lebanon designer Reem Acra. “I feel like a Barbie doll, look,” she said on the red carpet. “That kind of dress, you have to prepare yourself mentally.”

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