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Janelle Monáe Feels So Honored to Star in Pepsi Super Bowl Commercial


Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty ImagesDrake and Lil Wayne aren’t the only artists being tapped for a Super Bowl commercial. Janelle Monáe has confirmed she’s excited to star in her first-ever ad for the big game.

“This is just going to be a historic moment that I’m so honored to be a part of,” Monáe tells People about her Pepsi commercial, which will feature the performer transforming into artists from “the ’60s to the ’80s [to] the present.”

“[The commercial] is really paying homage to the past and the future,” Monáe explains. “It’s going through time and I’m so happy because I consider myself a time-traveler so this is right up my alley.”

Monáe adds she’s excited about joining the likes of previous celebrities that endorsed Pepsi, like Beyoncé and Britney Spears. “They, of course, are amazing women and strong women, and I want to continue to inspire a new generation of strong women who can hopefully feel empowered … to just embrace those things that make them unique,” Monae says.

Super Bowl 50 happens this Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, airing on CBS starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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