Everyone Makes Out in the New Video for Meshell Ndegeocelloā€™s ā€˜Sensitivityā€™

Today, Meshell Ndegeocello is debuting on Jezebel the video for her twangy cover of Ralph Tresvantā€™s simmering new jack swing classic ā€œSensitivity.ā€ In a quietly radical decision, Ndegeocello keeps the gender-specific nouns of the original song in place, so that she sings things like, ā€œYou need a man with sensitivity,ā€¦

Meshell Ndegeocello on Prince, Her New Covers Album,Ā and, Yes, Bruno Mars

Meshell Ndegeocello is as much a scholar as she is a creator of popular music. For an hour on Thursday, we spoke over the phone about everything from the spiritual underpinnings of the raging debates over cultural appropriation to finding compassion for LGBTQ musicians who donā€™t necessarily feel comfortable living asā€¦