Janelle Monáe’ssteamy “Lipstick Lover” music video has been turning heads for, well, two reasons — and now the singer has shared her mother’s reaction to the NSFW visual.
In a video posted to Instagram on Monday (May 15), Monáe can be seen FaceTiming her mom and capturing her first impression to her latest video prior to its release last Friday (May 12).
The sensual video is a celebration of queer love and the female form, featuring shots of Janelle Monáe posing topless, singing directly to another woman’s derrière and having fun with a bed full of vibrators and dildos.
As for the song itself, the reggae-flavored single is the first taste of her aptly-titled fourth album The Age of Pleasure, which is due out June 2.
“Oh… that’s cool!” Monáe’s mother exclaimed over FaceTime after watching the “Lipstick Lover” video. “Only thing, though, are you gon’ be able to show that new booty all the time on, uh… the YouTube?”
“Yeah, they said we could,” Janelle answered, before asking for her mother’s last-minute input.
“Well, it would be nice if you had a man’s butt up there,” she joked. “It’s just that we know y’all versatile — it could be a man or a woman.”
The eye-catching visuals aside, Mama Monáe also had high praise for the music itself and predicted the single will earn her daughter multi-platinum success.
“It’s a nice song,” she said. “If people don’t get hysterical about the booty so bad, if they just listen to the lyrics and the song, you gon’ go triple.”
“I’m gonna go triple what?” Janelle replied, to which her mother clarified: “Triple on it. Triple, uh…. triple golden.”
“[Laughs] I love you, mama,” she responded with a laugh.
In her caption, she added: “I love my mama so damn much. Her reaction to seeing Lipstick Lover. [crying face emoji] She keeps me in stitches. [smiling face with sweat emoji].”
Janelle Monáe’s figure has been a fixture in the headlines lately, but not just because of her “Lipstick Lover” video. Last week, the 37-year-old went viral after she flashed her boobs at a party celebrating her song’s release.
During an outdoor performance of her new track, Monáe could be seen lifting up her shirt and exposing her breasts, much to the delight of the audience.
Monáe commemorated the moment on Twitter by writing: “Titties out for the next 15 years. [smiling with tongue out emoji].”
Before that, the Hidden Figures star turned heads at the 2023 Met Gala in New York City by wearing a sparkly bikini that was initially hidden under an oversized suit.
When asked on the red carpet about the secret to her stunning body, she replied: “Jamaican food and… sex.”