Big Boi, Janelle, and Diddy Me and Big Boi Me and Miguel. Me and Janelle

So, last night was the launch of Janelle Monáe’s “The Electric Lady” and what with the cover art, I was lucky enough to tag along backstage (which was technically a boat and the stage was a dock of sorts). I brought my buddy Ibra Ake (awesome photographer and Childish Gambino’s Creative Director by the way) and it was one of the more surreal experiences I’ve had. 

I am, to put it lightly: an incredibly uncool person. So it was awesome after a couple months painting her covers to cap it all off with her, Big Boi, and Diddy performing, and as you can see above — meeting some actually cool people. I was basically bottling up giddiness or terror all night as is evidenced by my near emotional explosions of facial expressions but it was … a hell of a night.

Now to return to dorky hermit life where I belong.