RUMOR CONTROL: Queen Latifah DENIES "Coming Out" At Long Beach Pride
Queen Latifah has just publicly denied that the May 19th performance at Long Beach’s Lesbian & Gay Pride event was her "coming out." Deets inside....
On May 19, actress/rapper/HSN mogul Queen Latifah performed at the 2012 Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Event. And , of course, folks around the net assumed this was her way of "coming out of the closet." Now, she's addressing the rumors that she "came out" during her performance. She told Entertainment Weekly,
“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.”
But don't take Queen's statement as a diss to the LGBT community. She continued,
“To me, doing a gay pride show is one of the most fun things. 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.”
Queen also addressed the bullying that many people in the community experience, 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. So that’s all I encouraged my audience to do that night: to share their light and share their love. Period.”
So there you have it.