Janelle Monae is facing major backlash from middle America after she performed her new single “Make Me Feel” on NBC’s The Voice Tuesday night (May 1). Many accused the star of being too raunchy and lewd for a family television show.
Monae’s performance was in support of her recently released album, Dirty Computer, which dropped on April 27. During performance, the singer didn’t hesitate to get down and dirty on the dance floor, thrusting her pelvic area back and forth and sliding around the stage. “
You got me right here in your jean pocket/ Laying your body on a shag carpet,” Monae sang while gliding on her hands and knees. While the performance did get a little sexual, there were also many Prince vibes.