Janelle Monae Walks the Tightrope Again with Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B.

We can't wait to see Janelle Monae perform at our All Shook Down Music Festival later this month, but in the mean time she's given us something to tide us over: a revamped and remixed version of her video for “Tightrope,” featuring Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B.

Less theatrical than the original “Tightrope” video with Big Boi — it was filmed on a minimalistic soundstage in black and white — this version scales back the chorus so as not to overshadow Lupe and B.o.B.'s lyrics, and lets us appreciate a hip-hop remix that focuses on vocals instead of instrumentals. Given Monae's singing talent, it's impressive she can also keep up with the two rappers' flow.

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