Did Queen Latifah (Finally) Just Come Out?
Look, we’re not in the business of outing people here at UB, but has Queen Latifah ever really even been in? Her relationship with her personal trainer, Jeanette Jenkins, is widely reported to be far more than simply professional. Latifah regularly brings Jenkins as her +1 to events, Jenkins is often referred to as Latifah’s partner, and the two even own a home together.
We think you’d be hardpressed to find more than a couple LGBT people who don’t already assume that the Queen is already out and proud, even though she has never publicly acknowledged what most of the world is already thinking.
“ …I just like ladies who have class. Period. And if it’s “T and A” you’re sellin’, that’s fine, as long as that’s what you’re selling. But you don’t have to show everything, you know? You can hold some back and just be yourself and let your personality shine and let your individuality show. To me, that’s sexier. A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion. And I think guys find that to be the same way.”
“You don’t have to show everything; you don’t have to put it all out there to attract a guy. Because what kind of guy are you gonna attract? What is he really looking for? If you wanna be a booty call, I guess you can throw it all out there. (laughs) But if you’re looking for a relationship with someone who respects you and respects things other than your body — your mind, your spirit, your personality, your smile — then you have to kind of exude that more so than just yo’ booty and yo’ tithes [sic].”
Is QL opening up about being a lesbian? Is she just referring to the types of strong portrayals of women she prefers in the media? What’s going on in this interview?