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Janelle Monae confirms she’s non-binary, Oprah selects Viola Davis’ memoir for her book club, and more


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Janelle Monae sat down with the hosts of Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Red Table Talk on Wednesday and in the personal interview, the Grammy-nominated singer opened up about gender identity, again declaring herself as non-binary. 

“I’m non-binary, so I just don’t see myself as a woman, solely,” Monae said to Smith. “I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she’ and if I am from God, I am everything.”

The “Make Me Feel” singer previously declared her gender identity in a 2020 post on Twitter, saying, “#IAmNonbinary.”

Regarding the decision to come out now, it was advice Monae was once given. “Somebody said, ‘If you don’t work out the things that you need to work out first before sharing it with the world, then you’re going to be working it out with the world’,” Monae said. “That’s what I didn’t want to do.”

–Legendary rapper Ice Cube is set to headline the 2022 NFL Draft concert series in Las Vegas on April 28-30.  He’ll take the stage on day two of the three-day event, following the end of round three of draft picks. 

Cube also took to his Instagram on Wednesday to provide an update on his Big3 basketball league, an organization where fans can purchase team ownership stakes in the form of NFTs. 

Oprah Winfrey has selected Viola Davis‘ memoir, Finding Me, as the 95th selection to her famed book club. 

“After I finished reading the first paragraph, I knew this was a book I wanted to share with the world,” Winfrey said in Thursday’s announcement. 

News of the selection comes a day before the premiere of the highly anticipated, Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event, where Davis chats with Winfrey about the book and other private life stories.

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