Janelle Monée to Star in Pepsi Super Bowl Commercial: 'I'm So Honored'

"This is just going to be a historic moment that I'm so honored to be a part of," Monée tells PEOPLE

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Janelle Monée is going to be in her first-ever Super Bowl commercial. The singer is set to star in Pepsi‘s ad during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.

“This is just going to be a historic moment that I’m so honored to be a part of,” Monée tells PEOPLE about the commercial, which will feature the performer transforming into artists from “the ’60s to the ’80s [to] the present.”

“[The commercial] is really paying homage to the past and the future,” Monée, 30, explains. “It’s going through time and I’m so happy because I consider myself a time-traveler so this is right up my alley.”

Monée, who is joining the likes of Beyoncé and Britney Spears, says, “It’s so exciting” to be following in their footsteps.

“They, of course, are amazing women and strong women, and I want to continue to inspire a new generation of strong women who can hopefully feel empowered to just embrace those things that make them unique,” she shares.

And although Monée hasn’t “figured out” where she’ll be watching the big game “just yet,” she says, she’ll “more than likely be with [her] Wonderland family.”

“I started my own record company, and I have some amazing artists and talent, and friends and family that I enjoy being around,” says Monée. “Hopefully we all can share that moment together.”

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