Janelle Monáe May Be Mass Producing Those ‘Vagina Pants’ From the ‘Pynk’ Video
Janelle Monáe's potentially NSFW "Pynk" pants may soon be coming to a store near you.
"We may be working on that," Monáe told PEOPLE about possibly mass producing and selling the now iconic "vagina" pants featured in her "Pynk" music video.
"I’m so tickled and honored that people are talking about the Pynk pants. I think that it’s so cool to have discussions around women’s issues and women’s bodies, I think it’s amazing," she continued, adding that she hopes the Duran Lantink-designed frilly trousers—which resemble a vulva—will kick off broader conversations about body inclusivity.
"Sometimes I think people interpret those as vagina pants, they call them vulva pants, they call them flowers, but it just represents some parts of some women," the singer explained. "There are some women in the video that do not have on the pants, because I don’t believe that all women need to possess a vagina to be a woman. I have one I’m proud of, but there’s a lot of policing and controlling that people are trying to have over our vaginas ... when you think about female genital mutilation, when you think about all these women’s issues, I wanted to make sure we were discussing these issues but we were also celebrating each other."
Meanwhile, while there's no set timeline on when fans can expect to be able to purchase the pants for themselves, Monáe says she's working on it.
"I’m trying. I may be working on it ... I wanted Pynk to be a celebration of women who are unique, distinct, different, may be different from one another, but when they come together they create something magical and special."
Watch the video for "Pynk," below: