Janelle Monae checked in with her Twitter followers (@JanelleMonae) early Saturday after an award winning evening in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old writes:
Received The Vanguard Award @ The ASCAP awards. Very thankful. Very honored. May next yr someone w/ even bigger ideas receive it.
@therealbigboi surprised me and flew in to present The Vanguard award. He’s a true friend.
And The Purple One surprised me and came to show support.
Was very blessed 2 have my Wondaland Arts Society Family sitting at the table w/me. Thankful WE could share a moment like that 2gether.
We have a lot more work to do. More songs to write. Mistakes to make, but we’re encouraged to continue on w/ the journey. The mission.
Check out a couple more pictures below the cut.