On Monday night (Feb. 6), Janelle Monae visited Conan to celebrate her Oscar-nominated films Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Despite recently flourishing in the acting world, the R&B songstress revealed that at a young age, she knew that music was her calling.
"When I was probably five, or I don't even know how old I was, my aunt used to take me to church with her. There was a moment when our pastor was just so in the spirit and felt the Holy Spirit," she recalled, before channeling young Monae and belting out a snippet of Michael Jackson's 1983 Hot 100 chart-topper "Beat It."
Elsewhere in the interview, the Atlanta rep revealed that she spent her Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5) at Diddy's party. The singer -- who was signed by the Bad Boy mogul in 2007 -- credited him for her successful music career. Despite the Atlanta Falcons losing to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a nail-biter at Houston's NRG Stadium, Monae showed confidence in the possibility of her team returning to the big game next year. "We have a young team and I think we're gonna do it again next year," she said.