Amid the long, meandering
There were some fails, though, most notably
Compared with the show's fantastic finale, by Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu, the difference was shocking. Monae, given the closing spot despite not yet having a breakout single or top-selling album, took full advantage, enlisting her Wondaland Arts crew and Badu to do her new single, "Q.U.E.E.N.," a heavy duty funk jam released in April worthy of Wilson's former band.
The BET performance offered evidence that Monae’s been working on her rapping since her debut album, "The ArchAndroid," in 2010, and while she hasn’t got nearly the flow of
And though their fashion styles differ, she and Badu are kindred spirits, keenly aware of their music's history and willing to follow their muses regardless of the pop chart trends. Watch them do just that below.
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