Queen Latifah was the featured performer at a recent gay pride event, but there’s no reason to infer more than her support of the organization, the entertainer says.
“I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public,” the artist told EW. “It’s just not gonna happen.”
Latifah was just in Atlanta working on the Lifetime remake of “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Kenny Leon and also starring Phylicia Rashad among others. Latifah and Rashad also worked together on the 2010 romantic comedy “Just Wright,” in which the Queen played the love interest of rapper and actor Common.
“I’ve had women ask me, ‘Would you really date a woman like Queen Latifah?,” Common told the AJC during a 2010 interview when the movie came out. “I’m like, ‘Yeah. She’s a beautiful woman.’”
Latifah has other artistic ties here, serving as executive producer of the VH1 show “Single Ladies,” which is filmed here. Last year, she and Dolly Parton were here filming the movie “Joyful Noise,” about a pair of women who team up to lead a small-town church choir to greatness at a national gospel competition.
Latifah was the headliner at the 29th annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride event, held May 19. Her appearance was heralded in a statement from festival organizers that read in part, “This will be Queen Latifah’s first-ever engagement at a Pride celebration anywhere in the world.”
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