Janelle Monae Sings ‘Power of Yet’ on ‘Sesame Street’ [VIDEO]
We all know that Janelle Monae has got the power -- that's why she's called the Electric Lady. Recently, the R&B singer traveled to 'Sesame Street' to teach kids the 'Power of Yet.'
With the help from Cookie Monster, Bert, Elmo, Grover, Big Bird and others, Monae performs the jubilant song, penned by 'Sesame Street' music director Bill Sherman, to help children understand the importance of persistence and never giving up.
Dressed in her trademark androgynous tuxedo, Monae sings, "You try to add but the numbers came out wrong / You tried to sang but you didn't know the whole song / You tried to cook but it didn't taste right / You tried to dunk but you didn't get enough height." She then adds, "You just didn’t get it yet, but you’ll make it soon I’ll beeeeeeeeeeeeeeet / It’s the power of yet."
The song is all kinds of adorable and with Monae's powerful vocals, this tune should catch on with young viewers.
In an interview with Billboard, Monae said that one of her lifelong dreams was to perform on the iconic children's program.
"I am so excited to be living one of my dreams -- to be here on 'Sesame Street,'" she told the magazine. "I'm here because I am teaching everybody on 'Sesame Street' the importance and the power of 'yet.' Never, ever, ever give up because there's so much power in 'yet.'"
Watch Janelle Monae show the neighborhood kids and 'Sesame Street' friends the power of "yet" above.