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Janelle Monae: 'Biggest blessing' was growing up in poor family in Kansas
President Obama called her "incredibly talented" after she performed at one of his re-election rallies. MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Essence Festival performer and Grammy-winning singer Janelle Monae. She discusses her success and how her upbringing motivated and shaped her today. Hall also talks about her favorite song, Monae’s “Queen.” Monae reveals her inspiration for the song and talks more about her excitement for the Essence Festival.