Dana Elaine Owens is an American singer, rapper, and actress who is popularly known by her stage name Queen Latifah. Fans have been speculating about the rapper’s sexuality for a year. However, when she mentioned Happy Pride during an award speech in 2021, many people took this as a hint that Queen Latifa is gay. But is it really true? Let’s find out!
Queen Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 18, 1970. Her parents’ names are Lance and Rita Owens. Her father, Lance, used to work in the police force. Meanwhile, her parents separated when she was only eight. Latifa started living with her mother after the divorce, who played an important role in her music career.
In the year 1992, Latifah lost her young brother named Lancelot, in a motorbike accident. Latifa completed her schooling at a Catholic school in Newark. She used to play Basketball during her school days. But soon, her interest diverted towards rapping in high school, and she formed a rap group called ‘Ladies Fresh.’ in junior year
Is Queen Latifa Gay?
There has been a lot of buzz about Queen Latifah’s sexual orientation of the rapper Queen Latifa, especially since she played the role of a lesbian band robber in ‘Set it Off’ in 1996. However, she has always refrained from commenting on these rumors. During an interview in 2008, Latifa said, “I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not.”
However, she has been spotted with Eboni Nichols on multiple occasions in the past few years, and the reports of the two being romantically involved with each other spread like wildfire. Meanwhile, at the 2021 BET Awards, Queen Latifa acknowledged her partner for the first time in public, confirming the ongoing romance between the two. In her thanking speech, Latifa said, “Eboni, my love. Rebel, my love. Peace. Happy Pride!” Her statement confirms that Queen Latifa is a proud member of the LGBTQ community.
Queen Latifah began her singing career by singing and rapping while she was working for a record label. Meanwhile, in the year 1991, she set up Flavor Unit Records and Management Company, . In the same year, Latifa was named CEO of this firm. Queen Latifa has also had an acting career. The first movie Latifa appeared in was a 1992 crime thriller called Juice. She quickly landed a main part in the sitcom “Living Single” the show was a massive hit among the fans.
In the year 1998, Latifah was featured in the movie called Living Out Loud two years later in 1998. ‘Order in the Court,’ her fourth hip-hop album, was co-produced by her and Ro Smith and published this year. Her 2004 film ‘Taxi’ received mixed reviews. On the other hand, she also released her CD, “Order in the Court.” She gave an outstanding performance in the 2015 film ‘Bessie.’ She has also played Bessie Smith in this HBO film. For this portrayal, Latifah was nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes.