Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey.She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr.We love River Island's panelled style which will define your figure, while Asos's halter-neck version will flatter a big bust. Take the plunge with Missguided's tropical number - yours for a bargain £14.99.Meanwhile Queen Latifah, whose real name is Dana Elaine Owens, continues to work hard on her self-syndicated talk show, aptly titled The Queen Latifah Show and is also working as the executive producer on the TV movie Bessie and TV series The Star Next Door.In interviews leading up to , many journalists have tried to ask her to speak to Bessie’s freedom and comfort level with living a sexually fluid life, but it becomes clear during these conversations that Queen Latifah is not ready to relate them to her own., where out host Robin Roberts brings up Bessie’s having affairs with men and women.“For me,” Queen said, “I couldn’t think about anything else.I couldn’t think about coming off of two weeks before that being Queen Latifah, the talk show host.SUBSCRIBE: About Queen Latifah: Queen Latifah is a musician, award-winning actress, record label president, author, entrepreneur and Cover Girl.Join Queen Latifah every weekday for an hour of fun on The Queen Latifah Show, where she will bring you celebrity interviews, inspiring stories, musical performances and her fun take on pop culture.
"I don't think you have to make a decision," Queen Latifah said.
The film delves into Bessie’s relationships with both men and women, giving Queen romantic and sexual scenes with co-star Tika Sumpter, who plays Bessie’s lover, Lucille.
While speculation about Queen Latifah’s sexuality is nothing new and is now treated more as an open secret (she is often out in public holding hands and kissing her partner, Eboni Nichols), it appears that being part of such a queer film about authenticity and embracing who you are is not the platform the artist/actress is using to come out.
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