Dana Elaine Owens is an American singer, rapper and actress popularly known by her stage name Queen Latifah. Fans have been speculating about the rapper’s sexuality for a year now. However, when she mentioned Happy Pride at an awards ceremony in 2021, many people took it as a hint that Queen Latifa is gay. But is it really true? Let’s find out!
Queen Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 18, 1970. Her parents’ names are Lance and Rita Owens. Her father, Lance, used to be a police officer. Meanwhile, her parents separated when she was only eight. Latifa went to live with her mother after the divorce, who played an important role in her music career.
In the year 1992, Latifah lost her young brother named Lancelot in a motorcycle accident. Latifa completed her education at a Catholic school in Newark. During her school days she played basketball. But soon her interest shifted to high school rapping, and she formed a rap group called “Ladies Fresh.” in the first year
Is Queen Latifa gay?
There has been a lot of buzz about Queen Latifah’s sexual orientation of the rapper Queen Latifa, especially since she played the role of a lesbian band robber in ‘Set it Off’ in 1996. However, she has always refrained from commenting on these rumours. In a 2008 interview, Latifa said, “I don’t feel like I have to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not.”
However, she has been spotted with Eboni Nichols several times in recent years and reports that the two were in a romantic relationship spread like wildfire. Meanwhile, Queen Latifa publicly acknowledged her partner for the first time at the 2021 BET Awards, confirming the ongoing romance between the two. In her acceptance speech, Latifa said, “Eboni, my love. Rebel, my love. Peace. Happy pride!” Her statement confirms that Queen Latifa is a proud member of the LGBTQ community.
Queen Latifah started her singing career singing and rapping while working for a record label. Meanwhile, in the year 1991, she founded Flavor Unit Records and Management Company, . In the same year, Latifa was appointed CEO of this company. Queen Latifa has also had an acting career. The first movie Latifa appeared in was a 1992 crime thriller called Juice. She soon landed a starring role in the sitcom “Living Single”, the show was a huge hit among the fans.
In the year 1998, Latifah was featured in the movie Living Out Loud, two years later, in 1998. “Order in the Court,” her fourth hip-hop album, was co-produced by her and Ro Smith and published this year. Her 2004 film Taxi received mixed reviews. On the other hand, she also released her CD ‘Order in the Court’. She gave an outstanding performance in the 2015 movie ‘Bessie’. She also played Bessie Smith in this HBO movie. Latifah was nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes for this performance.
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