Day Three: Woman Crush Wednesday & Queen Latifah

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No!  I am not with Queen Latifah, but I wanted to do Woman Crush Wednesday.

She has long been considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists. Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Latifah’s work in music, film and television has earned her a Grammy Award, anEmmy Award, a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and sales of over two million records.- Source Wikipedia

Get to know this amazing lady with some maybe unknown facts.

  • Arrested for assaulting a photographer. [February 1996]
  • Arrested for carrying a loaded pistol & marijuana. [February 1996]
  • Carjacked and a friend was shot. [July 1995]
  • Older brother Lance Owens, who was a police officer, died in an accident on the motorcycle Latifah bought for him as a present. She still wears the motorcycle key around her neck.
  • Co-CEO of Flavor Unit Entertainment.
  • Had to coach her Bringing Down the House (2003) co-stars Steve Martin and Eugene Levy in hip-hop slang.
  • First female rapper to be nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Ranked #72 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
  • Was set to star in Monster’s Ball (2001) alongside Robert De Niro with Sean Penndirecting. Unfortunately, producers could not set up the film in time and it was delayed and recast. Her role went to Halle Berry, and DeNiro’s to Billy Bob Thornton.

 

This is why I am crushing on the Queen.


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