T-Boz and Kimbra Skype in for Janelle Monae's 'Electric Lady' music video

Electric Lady Janelle Monae

Getting your friends together in one place can be hard, so Janelle Monáe took the easy route and had her famous friends—Kimbra, Esperanza Spalding, Monica, Estelle, and TLC’s T-Boz—video chat in to her latest music video to join the party.

Not everyone had to Skype in for the “Electric Lady” music video, though: Monáe belts the song as partygoers, including rapper T.I., dance away behind her. There’s even a marching band, led by Monáe.

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Kimbra, Alabama Shakes, Sharon Van Etten highlight Wednesday night at SXSW

Alabama Shakes

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Though it sometimes seems like this year’s South by Southwest Festival was designed to tap into ’90s nostalgia (Counting Crows are back, for some reason!) and let rappers relive the glory days (Mystikal and Busta Rhymes on the same bill!

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