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Watch Janelle Monae channel Madonna in Super Bowl Pepsi ad


If you don’t love Janelle Monae already – and really, how can you not? – you will find new reasons to admire Atlanta’s Queen of Wondaland in a new Pepsi ad for Super Bowl Sunday.

The 39-second spot finds Monae in her usual uniform of black tux boogieing through The Contours’ “Do You Love Me” before slipping through a door and re-appearing in prime ‘80s Madonna gear for some giddy dance moves to “Express Yourself.”

Monae’s commercial joins previously released music-themed Super Bowl ads, including the adorable sheep singing Queen and some wicked David Lee Roth yelps.

Check out Monae’s moves:

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