As Wanda Sykes once joked, “…being an African-American celebrity who’s out, it was like they started treating me like a unicorn. Queen Latifah is one of the most successful and well-recognized black women in America, coming off of her own talk show, producing films with her aforementioned production company, starring in major films, releasing albums and lending her face to brands like Cover Girl. Although Bessie Smith was out to her close friends and family, her sexuality was likely not discussed or acknowledged as bisexual by audiences.
The kind of influence she could wield if she did come out would be massive. In her heyday (the 1920s and ’30s), homosexuality might have been accepted in bohemian circuits, but not necessarily a topic of polite conversation, at least not in any kind of public forum.
” Rumor mills suggest that it is none other than Paula Patton, singer Robin Thicke’s ex-wife.
This rumor has gained momentum ever since the pair attended the Hollywood premiere of the film Perfect Match.
The star's caregiving role came on suddenly about 12 years ago, after her mother, then working as a high school teacher in New Jersey, passed out at school one day and was rushed to the hospital.
After many tests, Owens was diagnosed with heart failure — shocking to hear, but her heart improved as she got the care and support she needed.
I couldn’t think about being the partner of Flavor Unit Entertainment or just being my mom’s daughter or my friend…
I couldn’t think about anything else and I couldn’t have any fear in playing this character because she really deserves to somebody play her with some kind of fearlessness.” Robin Roberts, who came out publicly last year, is one of few out black women in the public eye. I guess that’s it.” Of course there are also athletes like Brittney Griner and Seimone Augustus, rapper Angel Haze, writers like Alice Walker and actress Raven-Symone, but there is still a lacking of role models for women of color when it comes to mainstream media and entertainment.
Bessie married a man and was, for all intents and purposes, straight to those who paid to see her sing.
Queen Latifah is famous American rapper and actress with plus size body measurements. Latifah wears 40DD bra size (since breast reduction in 2003) and weighs around 200 pounds.
Queen Latifah was born March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey. Young Latifah started her professional career with beat boxing for Ladies Fresh.
Besides rapping, she is famous also through various movies, such as Chicago, Taxi, and Bringing Down the House.
In interviews leading up to , many journalists have tried to ask her to speak to Bessie’s freedom and comfort level with living a sexually fluid life, but it becomes clear during these conversations that Queen Latifah is not ready to relate them to her own., where out host Robin Roberts brings up Bessie’s having affairs with men and women.“For me,” Queen said, “I couldn’t think about anything else.