Janelle Monae: Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley were under-appreciated by black Americans

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R&B/soul singer Janelle Monae is a talented musician who deeply appreciates talented musicians who came before her, like guitarist Jimi Hendrix and  reggae great Bob Marley. Tonight she shared her thoughts on Hendrix and Marley after watching a powerful new documentary about Marley. In particular, she is angry that the two music legends did not receive more support from black America before their untimely deaths:

I am just angered that BLACK America did not embrace Bob Marley or Jimi Hendrix on radio like they should have. Angered.

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

People wait until an artist (jimi hendrix/Bob Marley) has passed away to support and acknowledge. makes me sick to my stomach.

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

@ConcretePark i know his family and he was not satisfied by the support of black people in America so there you go…

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

@MoeCrosby @NaijaToast but why! Cause he played the electric guitar?????!

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

@ConcretePark have you watched the "marley" doc? PLEASE watch it and then talk to me. God bless.

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) May 11, 2012

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