Janelle Monae opens up about the legendary hip-hop acts that served as her influences growing up. When Monie Love‘s name inevitably comes up, Ed Lover stops everything to get something through Monie’s head. He implores Janelle to explain to Monie why she shouldn’t stop making music and contributing her voice, and what Janelle says to her might give you chills.

As if things didn’t border enough on too emotional to handle, Janelle also opens up about her long friendship with Prince, and how it all began. Additionally, she touches on how life is without him around now: “the world still doesn’t feel the same without him.” Check out the exclusive video above for more of this amazing interview from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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