Janelle Monae recently performed at the first-ever Made In America fest, and seeing as though she was hand-picked by Jay-Z to play the festival, she had some really kind words for the guy. Janelle opened up about how Hova inspires her, and how he should inspire anyone who considers himself an artist: "I think that Jay-Z is just a remarkable man and I'm really proud of him," she tells Fuse. "He seems very honest. He honestly loves doing what he's doing, and that's something that—pay attention to. You know, if your heart's not in it, don't do it." Preeeeeach.

Hear what else Monae had to say about working with Jay-Z in the video above, and check out more photos and videos from Made In America.