Rap icon Queen Latifah has been living up to her name with a smash hit daytime talk show, buy
This month, she is covering JET Magazine, and inside, she reveals that she felt lost in her twenties because she “disconnected spiritually,” but she was able to snap out of it once she fell in love.
On when her faith was most challenged The biggest thing to ever test my personal faith was the loss of my brother in a motorcycle accident… I believed it ruined my life. I probably had a five-year interruption in any type of personal growth. There were some things I didn’t learn in my twenties because I was disconnected emotionally. I could only get so close or feel so much.”
How she was able to move forward I fell in love. It was like a circuit breaker had switched off.
On if she wants to have children I’ve wanted to adopt since I was 18 because I grew up with friends who could’ve used good parents. Maybe it’s my romanticism of after-school specials where someone would adopt a child and life would be great afterward. I have a lot of love to give.
On her participation in the same-sex marriage ceremony at the Grammy Awards It was a beautiful moment and not a political decision… I knew it would make a statement and I’m fine with the statement it made.
On why she did a talk show after a 13-year hiatus I had a lot to share and wanted to add some positivity to daytime TV; something fun, energetic and with a little more flavor. Personally I’m in a much better spot. I’ve done a lot of growing and I’m okay with being in one place for a prolonged amount of time. Before, I was a bit more nomadic.
I’m in a totally different place now. I wanted to accomplish so much the last time around— acting, singing, producing— so I wasn’t completely focused. Of course I still enjoy doing all of those things but I really want to be here. I’m so excited to go to work every day on the show.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Queen Latifah’s personal life, however this is the first time she’s ever opened up about love and alluded to her stance on same-sex marriages without telling all of her business.