- Some artists refuse to share personal details about their private lives in order to keep their dark secrets away from mean-spirited people
- Queen Latifah stands her ground on the decision to keep her relationships in secret
Queen Latifah, the famous actress and singer, doesn’t want people to talk about her personal life and refuses to discuss private matters with the media when asked about her current relationship or her orientation.
She gave all the details on why she believes it’s not safe to share those kind of secrets with the media in an interview with the Huffington Post earlier this year when the online magazine asked her about her portrayal of a gay character in the 1996 film ‘Set it Off.’
Dana Elaine Owens, better known as Queen Latifah is a 47-year-old actress, rapper, musician, singer, TV personality, producer, and host from Newark, New Jersey.
She first began her career as a rapper in 1989 when she released her debut album ‘All Hail the Queen.’
After her debut, she released six more albums including 1993’s ‘Black Reign,’ 2004’s ‘The Dana Owens Album,’ and 2009’s ‘Persona.’
Queen Latifah won a Grammy Award in the mid-90s for one of the hit single featured on ‘Black Reign.’
She has also been critically acclaimed as a film actress: she has appeared in over a dozen of successful films including ‘Beauty Shop,’ ‘Chicago,’ ‘Barbershop 2: Back in Business,’ ‘Hairspray,’ and ‘Set It Off.’
Although her performance as Matron Morton in ‘Chicago’ pushed her to the mainstream as an actress and even earned her a nomination for an Academy Award in 2002, her role in ‘Set it Off’ managed to raise some eyebrows.
Portraying the role of a gay woman, Latifah was asked about her actual orientation and this is what she had to say:
‘I don’t have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life... I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway.’