Last night, former PAPER cover girl Janelle Monae performed for an intimate crowd at a party hosted by Michaelangelo L'Acqua on the roof of the new W Hotel Hollywood. After Monae performed her rollicking Afro-futuristic pop songs off her recently released debut, Archandroid,  the crowd swarmed to the open bars, while a selected handful of editors and friends were escorted into one of the new W penthouse condominiums for a private dinner overlooking the Hollywood Hills. We chatted briefly with Ms. Monae.

What's the best piece of advice you've given/been given?
Never get too high and never get too low.

Where did you get your cape?
I had it hand made back in Atlanta.

What is your latest source of inspiration?
Salvador Dali's mustache