Janelle Monáe Brings Flower Power to OutLoud Music Festival 2024 in Blooming Booties


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Janelle Monáe blossomed during her performance at the 2024 OutLoud Festival held in Los Angeles on Saturday. The queer artist headlined the festival along with the likes of Kesha, Keke Palmer, Adam Lambert and Kylie Minogue. Monáe performed some of her hit sapphic songs like “Float” and “Lipstick Lover,” among others.

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Janelle Monáe performs onstage at Outloud at WeHo Pride 2024 at West Hollywood Park on June 1, 2024 in West Hollywood.

Taking the stage, Monáe donned chunky boots embellished with a variety of faux flowers. The blooming pair featured florets in different shapes, sizes and colors, offering the footwear a unique textural touch. The multicolored floral footwear stopped just below the artists’ knees and included thick platform bottoms that delivered a walkable boost. Often you’ll find Monáe in a variety of unique shoe styles. These styles usually aim to push the envelope, bridging the gap between footwear and art.

Accompanying her floral boot fantasy, Monáe sported a black jumpsuit akin to a blazer with lapels and long sleeves. The jumpsuit was belted and embellished with a large rosette. The performer also sported a whimsical flower crown and a matching floral-embellished jacket which she took off for the latter half of her performance. Both pieces featured faux flowers throughout in a variety of colors and sizes, much like Monáe’s boots.

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A closer look at Janelle Monáe’s shoes.

OutLoud Music Festival is a queer-centric music festival that began in 2020 and spans a handful of days during Pride Month. This year’s festival, which takes place from May 31 to June 2, features a slew of hit performers including Channel Tres, Noah Cyrus, Ashnikko and Keke Palmer, just to name a few.

The festival aims to spotlight up-and-coming and established LGBTQIA+ acts during June. In the past, the likes of Kim Petras, Carly Rae Jepsen, Passion Pit, Grace Jones and Orville Peck have graced the OutLoud stage. Tickets for the remaining days can be purchased on the music festival’s website.

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Janelle Monáe performs onstage at Outloud at WeHo Pride 2024 at West Hollywood Park on June 1, 2024 in West Hollywood.



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