PHOTOS: Why Android Janelle Monae Is Our Favorite Mechanical Animal

Erika Brooks Adickman | May 18, 2010 5:17 pm

Two years after the release of Metropolis: The Chase Suite, Janelle Monae returned this week with the latest chapter in the saga of her robotic alter-ego, Cindi Mayweather in The ArchAndroid. Her star has risen far and fast since she first earned recognition for her vocals on Big Boi’s 2005 Got Purp collection. Janelle cranks out such perfectly unconventional pop that we have to wonder whether she’s not at least part-machine herself. So we decided to honor our favorite “mechanical animal”, Janelle Monae. Flip through to see Janelle in all of her robotic glory.