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Janelle Monáe shocked fans by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine with her breasts exposed. “I’m much happier when my ti**ies are out,” she told the writer.

The 37-year-old singer/actress wears nothing but a gold rope wig with diamonds on the cover. She enjoys pushing the boundaries of socially acceptable behavior.

As a new artist Janelle was wound so tightly that she limited her wardrobe to black & white tailored suits.

In the cover story, Janelle discussed diagnosing herself with OCD because of her obsession with perfectionism, which she blames on her father rejecting her.

“I know how to coach myself if it comes up again. But all of that I think made me… And in OCD … if something isn’t exactly how I see it, in my mind, it’s trash.”

“I think that therapy, life coaching included, should be free for every American. There’s so many people walking around wounded emotionally. We would be better as a country, as a planet, if everybody had the access.”

Janelle posed for the cover of Rolling Stone to promote her new album The Age of Pleasure.

She also released a video of herself wearing a wet t-shirt to promote her new single “Lipstick Lover.”

The Age of Pleasure is Janelle’s first new album in 5 years. She released the album’s first single “Float” in February.

“I think being an artist gets lonely. Most people don’t understand what’s going on in my brain. Community has been so helpful to me; it’s beautiful that I have a title called The Age of Pleasure because it actually re-centers me. It’s not about an album anymore. I’ve changed my whole f**king lifestyle.”

She continued: “I’ve been a Lipstick Lover. I wear red lipsticks at the parties. I’ve had moments where if me and a girl or an energy… want to engage, you’re going to see lipstick. I remember how it felt when I got kissed on my neck with red lipstick. I remember how I went to bed feeling. It was a deep rouge. It wasn’t matte. I remember the way the person looked. And I was like, ‘That’s a f-cking song.'”