Monae opened for Prince on his 2011 Welcome 2 America tour and recently collaborated with him on “Givin’ ‘Em What They Love,” which appears on her album “The Electric Lady.”
“He’s been so excited about my career, and I don’t take that for granted,” Monae told Billboard. “He’s a mentor to me — he does take the time to mentor other artists, not just myself. So he took me on tour with him. It was very organic for us to work together, but I know he does not collaborate with everybody that he performs with, and I don’t take that for granted. And I got the opportunity to produce him, so to present the ideas and see it through, I was just honored that he trusted me.”
In other news, Twitter is the best thing ever.
Update: this was confirmed by Mohegan Sun’s publicist. Bonus.