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LISTEN: Janelle Monae covers David Bowie for Pepsi ad

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Janelle Monae is putting her spin on David Bowie's classic "Heroes." 

Janelle's rendition is a part of her Pepsi Max "FutbolNow" commercial that's being used to promote the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Rio De Janeiro. 

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the R&B singer reveals she didn't have any nerves about covering "Heroes" because she says, "Bowie knows what's up!"  She says the two have a "mutual" respect for one another, and she also has a supporter in his wife, supermodel Iman. 

Janelle adds that the music legend is "part of [her] musical DNA in so many ways," and that she tried to record her version of "Heroes" as if she was hearing it "in [her] dream."  

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