Diddy Keeps ‘Presenting’ Janelle Monae; We Keep Trying to Wake Up From This

janelle_monae_metro.jpgLast night in NY Dr. Klaw Diddy, once again, introduced Janelle Monae to some people, but this time, to record industry and media types. You know, those people that are usually about 10 steps behind blogs, the pulse of the culture and what people really want, in general. Anyway, although he recycled the same intro from when he presented her a few months back, what really stood out to me was something Diddy said to Billboard previously (emphasis mine): “We’re really breaking [Monae] in the underground so it has that infectious buzz to it. It’s the sound of her voice, her approach to records, her energy, her performance — she’s something I’ve never seen before, I’ve never seen the package delivered like that.” I’m just really side-eyeing the business out of Dids for that statement. We truly wish Janelle success with this partnership (practically drawing our own blood over it), but I would hate for him to reduce all of her hard work, hustle and creativity to the latest trendy Bad Boy foolishness just to take credit. [Billboard]

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