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Queen Latifah discusses not discussing her sexuality

Timothy Kincaid

June 17th, 2010

Ok, so long as you aren’t hurting me, I’ll let you come out at your own convenience. So I’ll not speculate about Queen Latifah’s sexual orientation. I’ll let her comments to Upscale Magazine speak for themselves.

Upscale: 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?

Queen Latifah: I don’t have to explain anything. I don’t have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life.


Upscale: Do you feel like you’re understood by the people closest to you?

Queen Latifah: 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 [her real name]. I don’t have to tell Joe Blow. Joe, you worry about who YOU sleeping with.

Ok with me.



June 17th, 2010 | LINK


Emily K
June 17th, 2010 | LINK

long live the Queen!

June 18th, 2010 | LINK

So, in other words, yes, she’s gay.

Priya Lynn
June 18th, 2010 | LINK

That could be, Bearchewtoy, but up until now it never occurred to me that she might be a lesbian – her sexuality never entered my mind.

June 18th, 2010 | LINK

i thought she started coming out in the 90s.

Mark F.
June 19th, 2010 | LINK

Yes, whenever someone says they don’t want to discuss their sexuality, there is about a 99.9999% chance they are gay or lesbian. No straight person says that. So why not just say you are a lesbian, for God’s sake?

June 19th, 2010 | LINK

The Queen will not discuss this issue.

Didn’t we get the memo?

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