Janelle Monae releases video for single Turntables depicting struggle for ...

Janelle Monáe has released a powerful music video for her new single Turntables, depicting the struggles for racial equality throughout history.

The US hitmaker, 34, donned a traditional grey suit to appear in the video, which features historical footage of protests against police brutality and racial oppression in the US.

Janelle's video will feature in the upcoming documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, which examines the history of voter oppression in the US and the activists who campaigned for equal rights. 

Brutal: Janelle Monáe has released a powerful music video for her new single Turntables, depicting the struggles for racial equality throughout history

Brutal: Janelle Monáe has released a powerful music video for her new single Turntables, depicting the struggles for racial equality throughout history

In the video Janelle's traditional ensemble contrasts with the modern day setting as she is intercut with scenes of protests and demonstrations of racial equality.

These range throughout history, from the iconic displays of defiance of the 1960s to the recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

It also includes worldwide known moments such as the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute, which saw Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their gloved fists during the US national anthem after receiving their medals.

Serious: The US hitmaker appeared in the video which features historical footage of protests against police brutality and racial oppression in the US

Serious: The US hitmaker appeared in the video which features historical footage of protests against police brutality and racial oppression in the US

Dark: The video also features moments of defiance throughout the past century, following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement

Dark: The video also features moments of defiance throughout the past century, following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement

Historic: In the video Janelle dons a traditional grey suit as she raps about how attitudes are changing

Historic: In the video Janelle dons a traditional grey suit as she raps about how attitudes are changing

Poignant: Janelle's video will feature in the upcoming documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, which examines the history of voter oppression in the US

Poignant: Janelle's video will feature in the upcoming documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, which examines the history of voter oppression in the US

Janelle raps about the changes in conversation around racial equality in recent years, saying: 'We kicking out the old regime / Liberation, elevation, education / I said 'America, yousa lie' / But the whole

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