Janelle Monae and Teyana Taylor both rocked stages in NYC last night. See performace pics and clips inside, including Teyana’s lap dance with Iman Shumpert. More inside…
Last night, Janelle Monae performed for Samsung Galaxy Owners At Best Buy Theater To Celebrate The Brand New Galaxy S 6 And Galaxy S 6 Edge.
During a recent interview with AdWeek, Janelle opened up about her new record label Wondaland which includes her new artist Jidenna who sings “Classic Man.”
She explained her choice to open a label saying,
“In general, I was inspired to start Wondaland Records after seeing there was a big absence of female entrepreneurs in the music industry who understand how to develop and market innovative artists, artists who truly care about community and redefining the creative waters in the music industry. I’ve always been inspired to do more than just be an artist in the industry and treasured businesswomen such as Julie Greenwald and Sylvia Rhone, and admired artists such as Madonna and what she did with Maverick Records. I want to be recognized for not only my innovation musically, but for innovations on the business end.”
When asked about her style and vision, she said, “In the very beginning, I used Jim Collins’ book Built to Last to figure out my core values. And then I gave those core values to everyone I worked with: Atlantic Records, CoverGirl, etc., and as I embarked on new creative projects or business partnerships, I weighed my core values and the proposed opportunity and I decided accordingly. Style is important, having fun and being whimsical and free is important, but I’ve always believed I can accomplish anything I want while also inspiring young girls and pushing for change around the world.”
Backstage, Janelle posed with SwaggerNewYork’s Sian Pierre.
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In other stage performances…
The “ab-tastic” Teyana Taylor was downtown rocking out at NYC’s SOBs.
Literally, Teyana and her backgrounds dancers were RIPPED and ready to entertain the standing-room only crowd.
And the performance had several highlights. In particular, Teyana put on a lap dance for her boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers star Iman Shumpert.
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Iman enjoyed the dance. He tweeted, “You sweetheart, put on one Hell of a show! Glad I could make his one! And about that lap dance….”
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