Janelle Monáe at Coachella will be your new friendship meme


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By Chloe Bryan

Next time you’d like to support a friend in meme form (a vital part of any friendship), no need to pull out that Amy Poehler GIF from Mean Girls. 

Turn instead to Janelle Monáe, who had a great time in the audience at Lizzo’s Coachella set on Sunday. She danced, she laughed, she wore cool sunglasses, she took videos like a stage mom — she really made the most of the experience.

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People on Twitter latched on to the moment instantly. “We love a supportive friendship,” wrote one user. Others applauded Monáe’s choice to wear earplugs — responsible! 

that second photo finna be a meme 😭

— chels 🌞 (@shezsoft) April 15, 2019

And earplugs too? A smart and safe hearing protection queen

— Sam Turnbull 🥓🥚🧀 (@sam__says_) April 15, 2019

Both Monáe and Lizzo retweeted photos of Monáe in the crowd. “Thanks for not posting my sweaty arm pits,” Monáe added.

She also brought Lizzo onstage during her own set on Coachella’s first night, which resulted in this extremely good twerk-off. Lizzo also interviewed Monáe for a Them. cover story that came out last week. Hmm … seems like these two together is a foolproof combo.

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