Watch: Janelle Monae Cover Jackson 5 At The White House

    In what may have been the hippest White House Easter musical performance in recent memory, future soul songstress Janelle Monae took to the White House lawn with a huge ensemble backing her. In a particularly crowd pleasing moment, Monae stepped away from her own material to throw back to a classic– as she is wont to do— in thise case, Jackson 5’s seminal “I Want You Back.” The benefit of singing this song as a woman is that she could actually hit all of the high notes that little MJ could rock, and it fits the band’s spot-on rendition of the track. Watch the performance below. [CoS]