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Watch: Janelle Monáe’s show-stopping performance of “What Is Love” on The Today Show

on April 09, 2014, 3:06pm

We already knew Janelle Monáe could put on a stunning live show, but her performance on this morning’s Today Show may be her wildest one yet. In support of the animated film Rio 2, the Electric Lady herself took the stage at Rockefeller Plaza to rattle off “What is Love”, her anthemic contribution to the movie’s soundtrack.

As if Monáe’s slick footwork wasn’t show-stopping enough (seriously, watch her break it down at the 1:40 mark), she’s accompanied by colorful, feathered dancers and, of course, a couple of Rio 2′s avian amigos. Holograms be damned, watching her feed off the crowd’s energy proves that seeing Monáe in the flesh is the only way to go.

Replay the awesome performance below:

Rio 2 hits theaters on April 11th.

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