Thursday, June 17, 2010

Queen Latifah on Coming Out of the Closet: 'I Don't Have to Confirm Anything'

Queen Latifah, who lives in a glass closet with her girlfriend, talks to Upscale magazine about her sexuality and why she doesn't put her business in the streets, if you will.
I don’t have to explain anything. I don’t have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life. … You know, I was looking at something the other day. A magazine with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. That’s a strong woman right there. All of these people in her business — who is she dating? Angie this. Brad that. They come up with so much stuff. That’s a tough situation to be in. My situation is small compared to that. But still, I don’t feel like I need to explain. I’m the one living it. You write about it. You go ahead and speculate. I’ll just live it. 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. I don’t have to tell Joe Blow. Joe, you worry about who YOU sleeping with.
Wait, is she saying that she's not admitting publicly that she is, in fact, a lesbian out of fear she will no longer get work? Granted, she shouldn't be forced to come out and losing work is a real possibility, but she can look at her friend Ellen DeGeneres to see that coming out will only make you more famous and richer. Plus, she can attend as many lesbian nightclubs or stripper parties as she pleases without concern that photos will be sold to the press.

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Atlanta Friendship Committee said...

Sure. Cause Ellen has done several bug budget movies since coming out...NOT! Keep your business to yourself Queen.

pikespeak said...

Queen doesn't do big budget pictures, AFC.

And people already know she has a girlfriend and lives in Jersey, so I don't foresee a problem with her coming out.

That said, if she doesn't want to come out, and it seems she doesn't, that's her prerogative.

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