Queen Latifah Addresses Her Sexuality RumorsPublished by Dior Noir on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm.
“Cover Girl” Queen Latifah graces the front of the May/June cover of Upscale magazine and in the issue the singer/actress opened up about a range of topics including her personal life. The interviewer came right out and asked the ever burning question about her sexuality . While the Queen didn’t confirm or deny anything (sorry you’ll have to remain curious), I love what she had to say:
You’ve been asked so much about your sexuality. Wouldn’t it be easier at this point to just speak on it-once-and be done with it?
I don’t have to explain anything. I don’t have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life.
But isn’t that a part of being a celebrity, letting people into your personal life?
You know, I was looking at something the other day. A magazine with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. That’s a strong woman right there. All of these people in her business-who is she dating? Angie this. Brad that. They come up with so much stuff. That’s a tough situation to be in. My situation is small compared to that. But still, I don’t feel like I need to explain. I’m the one living it. You write about it. You go ahead and speculate. I’ll just live it.
Do you feel like you’re understood by the people closest to you?
Absolutely. I don’t feel like I need to explain things to a perfect stranger. The people who matter know. And they love me for Dana. I don’t have to tell Joe Blow. Joe, you worry about who YOU sleeping with.
Church! The short version: it ain’t none of our business.
Does it really matter who she gets her kicks with between the sheets? I was down with The Queen way before I even had any concept of sexual orientation. Any ’80’s babies remember her appearance on Sesame Street or bumping the the ”All Hail the Queen” tape (ha! Remember those)? She’s only gotten bigger and better in classics like Living Single and Set it Off and is still making enjoyable work today (if you haven’t seen her latest movie Just Wright with Common, do that. It’s cute!). As far as I’m concerned, she can have her personal life, the fact that she’s been doing her thing for decades is enough to talk about.