You have a freedom to speak. The freedom to live. The freedom to be your true self. Do it now.
If you are “chomping at the bit” for down-to-earth Jersey girl Dana Owens a.k.a reigning Hip-hop’s Queen Latifah to come out of her open closet, don’t hold your breath.
If, however, you’ve derived pleasure from Queen Latifah’s unintended “Gotcha!” moments of being outed — and there are many — so, too, has the media.
But the media’s cat and mouse game of chase with the Queen leads us to another “Gotcha!” moment that’s not.
In the upcoming September 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister (S2S) magazine, which features Latifah on the cover, the Queen in an in-depth interview with its publisher Jamie Foster Brown, discussed everything from her days touring with fellow rap artists and her brother’s untimely death to the beef between Hip-hop and R&B recording artists Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.
In the interview Queen Latifah also revealed to S2S the type of women she likes:
Queen Latifah: …I just like ladies who have class. Period. And if it’s “T and A” you’re sellin’, that’s fine, as long as that’s what you’re selling. But you don’t have to show everything, you know? You can hold some back and just be yourself and let your personality shine and let your individuality show. To me, that’s sexier. A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion. And I think guys find that to be the same way.