Janelle Monae To Premiere Short Film, ‘Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture,’ On BET

attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones – Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

The day before her new album Dirty Computer is released, Janelle Monae will be premiering a movie to go along with it.  Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture is a 44-minute sci-fi film that Monae says tells “a near-future story about a citizen who finds love and danger in a totalitarian society” through music videos.

“She’s an outlaw because she’s being herself,” the Kansas City songstress told Billboard. “Overall, I wanted to reflect what’s happening in the streets right now, and what might happen tomorrow if we don’t band together and fight for love.”

Dirty Computer will be the “Django Jane” singer’s first album in five years.

The film will premiere on April 26th on BET and MTV while Dirty Computer will drop on April 27th. Watch the trailer below.