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Janelle Monáe has mercury poisoning after becoming a pescatarian

At the time she told InStyle magazine: “I talked to my mom and dad first, and my mom, in particular, had a lot of questions.

“I said, ‘Mama, the only way that I can create art is to truthfully tell my story. It has to come from an honest place, and this is who I honestly am. I don’t know any other way. I have to talk about my sexuality. I have to talk about my blackness. I have to talk about my womanness. I have to talk about these things. This is who I am as a person.’ ”

The brunette beauty thinks it is important for people to embrace their “uniqueness” but submitted she has to work hard to feel empowered and “fearless.”

She explained: “Embracing your uniqueness is an active choice. I don’t wake up looking flawless every morning. I don’t wake up feeling empowered. I don’t wake up feeling fearless. I have to actively choose to feel that way.

“I’m like Issa Rae in ‘Insecure’, like, ‘Bitch, keep it together!'”

Mercury poisoning can cause muscle weakness, poor coordination, numbness in the hands and feet, skin rashes, anxiety, memory problems, and trouble speaking.

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