Yesterday, Janelle Monáe dropped the super-sapphic video for new single “Pynk”—and lesbian Twitter was instantly obsessed.
— marzia (@clonesmar) April 10, 2018
Wow. Imma need a cold shower after watching that video. That might be the most erotic music vid I've seen in…. ever.
— Head Full Of Clouds (@OrsettiTeal) April 10, 2018
Some fans believe the video, which sees Monáe strutting her stuff in bright pink vulva pants, is her not-so-subtle coming out. (Monáe has long refused to label her sexuality, only calling herself “sexually liberated.”)
Good afternoon to Janelle Monae and no one else. pic.twitter.com/LBD2WNcrgs
— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) April 10, 2018
— Meg Lewis (@_meglew) April 10, 2018
Crazy how Janelle literally invented a brand new color and shared it with the rest of us mere mortals pic.twitter.com/LuumX0ZQIw
— folu (@notfolu) April 10, 2018
Others wondered if Monáe and Tessa Thompson, who emerges from between her legs at one point in the video, are hooking up in real life. (The new track comes a few weeks after Monáe’s equally queer “Make Me Feel” video, which also costarred Thompson.)
janelle monae for the last 10 years: my sexual orientation? dont u mean androids & revolution?
janelle monae now: this entire song is about tessa thompson eating my pussy
— Ph⌬ebe (@queerengineered) April 10, 2018
Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson are really good at subtlety you guys pic.twitter.com/fs1SiF1mrH
— amilyn jellicoe (@LetsTurnDayGlo) April 10, 2018
Us a couple of months ago: omg do you think Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson are dating
Janelle now: pic.twitter.com/f8Bt2qyJr5
— Kendra (@kendrawcandraw) April 10, 2018
— lonyaa (@daddy_ash17) April 10, 2018
Congrats to Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monáe for eradicating heterosexuality
— Keifer? I Hardly Know Her (@KeiferLirette) April 10, 2018
— Caroline Framke (@carolineframke) April 10, 2018
Monáe’s upcoming album, Dirty Computer, hits stores April 27.