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Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu Are Messy Wing-Eaters

As in, they throw the bones on the ground. They also: twerk in the mirror, dance alone late at night, wear shades, and love who they are, according to Janelle Monae's new free-spirit woman-power single, "Q.U.E.E.N." Erykah Badu chips in on vocals (and also on message: "Q.U.E.E.N. was inspired by private discussions between Erykah and me," says Monae). The last couple of minutes are especially enjoyable.

Photo: Atlantic Records