Tessa Thompson Covers Porter Edit’s Latest Issue And Spills All The Details On Janelle Monae


Tessa Thompson Covers Porter Edit’s Latest Issue And Spills All The Details On Janelle Monae

By Diamond-Hope Kingston

Actress Tessa Thompson is the cover girl for Porter Edit‘s new issue. The 33-year old star is styled in a high-fashion Richard Quinn dress on the cover.

She opens up to the magazine about her rumoured relationship with Janelle Monae, the LGBTQ community, being private about her sexuality, her family’s support of her relationships and more.

On her relationship with Janelle: “We love each other deeply, we’re so close. We vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me.”

On why Monae’s Dirty Computer album is important for the LGBTQ community: “I get text messages from friends which are like, ‘Would you please let Janelle know I came out to my family because of her?’ I think that work is really helping people and probably saving some lives.”

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By Osagie Alonge

Rappers Naeto C and M.I will be headlining this year’s Hennessey Artistry.

After last year’s trio of Banky W, eLDee and Tiwa Savage thrilled Nigerians with a series of club tour performances, a music collaboration and video, M.I (who returns for the third time) and Naeto C will be taking the reins in the sixth edition of the annual music project.

‘In 2009, I supported the Hennessy Artistry urban music competition by headlining the Finale concert. In 2010, I was privileged to be part of the collaboration with Sir Shina Peters, and then last year, although I wasn’t part of the official campaign, I was invited by Hennessy to travel to France with Banky W, Eldee and Jesse Jagz. I’m revved up!’ said M.I

It is going to be an experience you won’t forget in a hurryStorm Records artist Naeto C added.

Similar to last year’s edition, Hennessy Artistry 2012 will kick off with the release of the headliners’ collaboration track, after which a 22-stop Club Tour with rising artistes will follow. The duo will also be recording a theme song for this year’s project.

Hennessy Artistry headliners, Naeto and M.I at the Hennessy Artistry 2012 photoshoot

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On her struggle with wanting to protect her privacy and be outspoken about her sexuality: “It’s tricky because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space and also wanting to use your platform and influence.”

On her family’s support of her relationships: “I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion. That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones. But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?”

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