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27 Apr, 2015

Uptown interview


Latifah gives an interview to Uptown magazine. She talks about the attitude of society towards black gay women.

People’s ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love. We haven’t moved as quickly as we probably should… And the reality is that there’s always been gay people in the black community, so it’s not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole.

19 Dec, 2014

Pays laid-off staff with own money

After the cancellation of The Queen Latifah Show, Latifah pays her laid off staff through the holidays with her own money. In a letter to herself and staff, Latifah wrote:

The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.

21 Nov, 2014

Show canceled

The Queen Latifah Show is canceled by Sony Pictures Television. Queen Latifah writes a letter to herself on her Facebook page.

Dear Dana,

Just a little note to say Thank You…Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”! Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same. You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show. We truly changed people’s lives for the better.

So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store! Lovingly, You!

P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.

14 Nov, 2014

Queen Latifah interview

Seacrest interviews Latifah during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her hosting the pre-awards show of  The 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. 

It’s not one of those things that’s so tight and rigid that everyone has to be on point. It’s kind of like the looseness of a Golden Globes kind of feel, which is always fun for us. This awards season is very long. We got a lot of different events. There’s a lot of different tones at each event that celebrates what do in film. And this is kind of the one that sort of kicks it off and be a little casual and yet still formal. The fact that it’s live, it’s going to be real loose.

7 Nov, 2014

Common Interview


Common and Queen Latifah discuss the movie Just Wright, his album Nobody’s Smiling and his organization Common Ground on The Queen Latifah Show.

I wanted the teens to know that us older people had the same struggles. And the struggle continues

29 Oct, 2014

Sherri Shepherd interview


Shepherd discusses her life after The View, and her divorce, on The Queen Latifah Show.

As long as you can get up and stand up, it’s another chance to get things right. And I’m doing really well,Now if he (Lamar Sally) would stop talking about it in public I would be doing better. But I’m doing great. I’m moving. I’m grooving. Everything is good.

15 Oct, 2014

The Queen Latifah Show appearance

Russo reveals that she is taking medication for bipolar disorder during a taping of the Queen Latifah Show. Russo appears on the show with her Nightcrawler costar Jake Gyllenhaal.

For all the people that are having trouble and maybe feel bad about taking medication, I didn’t expect to say this, but that was really it for me. It’s okay — you will make it through. It’s not easy but you will make it through. I literally crashed, hit a wall and couldn’t get out of bed. I thought it was depression, but if you take antidepressants it speeds you up more. I’m kind of stop-and-go, I either crash or speed. I haven’t shared this, but I think it’s kind of important. I have some friends who don’t want to go on medication, and they are suffering.

30 Sep, 2014

Boris Kodjoe interview


Kodjoe stops by The Queen Latifah Show to promote the movie Addicted and discuss his charity Sophie’s Voice Foundation named after his daughter who has Spina Bifida.

Our foundation aims to help families in need afford treatment for Spina Bifida. We also focus on education through the foundation.

15 Sep, 2014

Queen Latifah interview


Latifah and The Talk hosts discuss the latest Kanye West scandal—bringing his concert to a halt because two disabled fans were not standing for a song. Queen Latifah:

Kanye has got to be mortified right now.

12 Feb, 2014

Queen Latifah interview


Seacrest interviews Queen Latifah during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about how she felt marring 33 cuples at the same time during Grammy Awards show.

I was very emotional because outside of all of the hype of everything – it being the Grammys, it being a world stage, all of the musical performances, the fact that it’s Mackelmore, Ryan Lewis, and Madonna and Mary Lambert – there’s 33 couples out there who are taking the biggest step of their lives probably. Who are actually making a commitment and it’s scary! It’s exciting! It’s wonderful! So I really tried to just focus on them and the love they have for each other to actually make that commitment.

17 Sep, 2013

I’m Gonna Live Till I Die performance

Music PerformanceTV Appearance

Queen Latifah performs I’m Gonna Live Till I Die during The Queen Latifah Show as a tribute to her mother.

I want to do something special today to thank the person who is my right hand girl, my best friend, my mom. Do we have any moms out there? My mom has a zest for life that you wouldn’t believe. I want to dedicate this song to my mom, and all the moms who have daughters like me who they encouraged to conquer the world and live.

7 Dec, 2011

Essence cover

Magazine Cover

queen-latifah-essence-january-2011Latifah appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss being an actress, singer, rapper, spokes model, and tv producer.

People say I’m going to be the next Oprah. No. Oprah is still Oprah. I’ll be the next me. I feel like there’s always a lane for me as long as I’m true to myself.

5 Nov, 2007

People cover

Magazine Cover

queenLatifah appears on the cover of People to discuss her desire for children and how she loves her curves. On never wearing a two piece in America:

Always a two-piece in Europe, because you see everything on the beach whether you want to or not, so you don’t feel bad!

4 Jan, 2006

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Queen Latifah starLatifah is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Recording. Industry friend Terrence Howard attends the affair in support of Latifah.

I think the reason I am here is to inspire African-American women who are rappers, full-figured women to know that they can do it, too.

1 Mar, 1995

Wins Grammy


Queen Latifah wins the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance for U.N.I.T.Y.

20 Aug, 1993

Cast of Living Single interview


Cast of Living Single Fields Alexandra, Coles and Latifah are interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about their new show Living Single and the opportunities Fox is giving African-American shows. Latifah comments:

Just shows that you haven’t seen constantly over and over again redone. They give new risky, what is considered a risk ’cause it’s not patterned after every other show. They are more inclined to give those types of shows an opportunity.

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