Queen Latifah Did Not ‘Come Out’ At Long Beach Pride [Video]
Just because Queen Latifah can go from Cover-Girl-Glam-Queen to dress down scruffy tomboy doesn’t’ make her gay!!
And just because the superstar recently headline a concert at the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride event in California on May 19, doesn’t mean she came out the closet… either!!
In fact, the “Set It Off” actress has denied speculation that her appearance at the festival was her way of coming out as a lesbian!
“That definitely wasn’t the case. I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public. It’s just not gonna happen,”she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“To me, doing a gay pride show is one of the most fun things,” she says.“My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Tupac happened to be in town, so he came to kick it with me. This was the early ’90s. And the boys were like, ‘Take your shirt off, Tupac!’ He wasn’t doing that. But we had a blast in there.”
In the interview, the Queen expressed support for her gay fans, saying: “I know that the most important thing and the only thing I have to give is love. When people are going through hatred and bullying, the biggest thing to fight that is love,” she says. “So that’s all I encouraged my audience to do that night: to share their light and share their love. Period.”
And there you have it folks…!!!!
Oh… and check out some clips from Queen appearance at the festival