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Queen Latifah Doesn't Want You To Call Her OPRAH In the January 2012 ESSENCE Magazine

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Queen Latifah is looking hot in red on the January 2012 issue of ESSENCE magazine.  The singer/rapper/actress/spokeswoman/Exec. Producer/businesswoman, etc.  is the epitome of "doing the most."  And we love it.

 

Check out Ms. Dana Owens inside...

As Latifah preps for her comeback to talk show hosting, she's rocking the upcoming cover and pages of ESSENCE mag.  The Jersey gal is dishing on how she went from Newark girl to a 20-year career 7 albums, 30 films, and umpteen awards and accolades in.  But she says she's not Oprah, so don't compare her.

“…People say I’m going to be the next Oprah. No. Oprah is still Oprah. I’ll be the next me. I feel like there’s always a lane for me as long as I’m true to myself…”

Other than the fact they made her look off in the eyes, fab pic nonetheless.  The issue hits stands December 12th.

The Randomness:

1.  CONGRATS to our Carmelo Anthony Melo M8 Giveaway Winners David M. from Staten Island and Victor A. from Brooklyn!
 

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Too much airbrushing. Look

Too much airbrushing. Look what they did to the First Lady on the October cover. Latifah looks much better on the December cover of MORE magazine.
Anonymous's picture

King Latifah

King Latifah
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Anonymous's picture

When is Vivica fox or

When is Vivica fox or LisaRaye going to be on the cover i want somebody new.heck put missy or Nicki on the cover. I see why Beyonce started to decline been on y'all cover.
Anonymous's picture

Latifah needs to bring her

Latifah needs to bring her Big Dyke Ass out the Closet...I can't Trust anyone who does Not want to be Free and Honest ,#NoJudgement
Anonymous's picture

I WANT TO MARRY THIS WOMAN.

I WANT TO MARRY THIS WOMAN. SHE IS A QUEEN AND I CAN BE HER KING. MY DICK CAN TURN HER STRAIGHT. I'D LOVE TO RUN HER BATH WATER AND COOK HER A NICE DINNER WITH SOME HAM HOCKS, HOT WATER CORNBREAD, MUSTARD GREENS, AND SOME HOT SAUCE. MAN, WE'D BE EATIN GOOD. AFTER WE BOTH GET FULL AND TAKE A SHIT, WE'D FUCK THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER ALL NIGHT LONG.
SPIRIT OF TRUTH's picture

Dont worry Queen. Aint nobody

Dont worry Queen. Aint nobody confusing you with Oprah.
Anonymous's picture

whoever does the retouching

whoever does the retouching for essence needs to be fired. asap
leesh's picture

That is the absolute first

That is the absolute first thing I thought when I saw that picture. Soon, the people will only be outlines with no features like the characters on South Park.
LA's picture

Good grief, didn't even

Good grief, didn't even realize this was La on the first look...that airbrush nearly killed her spirit. Ease off of the mouse, people!
MsDonnaGirl's picture

her money ain't long enough

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Junia's picture

Yooooooooooooo this can't be

Yooooooooooooo this can't be fucking Queen Latifah!!!!!!!!What The Fuck Happennnnnnnn....She went from being conscious and aware to wearing blonde hair in her damn head!!!!!!Went from Queen to This shittttttttt...
LetsGetIt's picture

whack! i wouldnt even have

whack! i wouldnt even have made a statement like that. i dont think you need to be worried about being the next oprah. You cool Tifah but it aint that serious
Anonymous's picture

I love Queen Latifah so in my

I love Queen Latifah so in my eyes she can do no wrong. However I agree with some of the other comments about the fact that she is not looking at the camera so it's a bit.....weird. www.shesmyhusband.com
KimRob's picture

Even with a cake of make up

Even with a cake of make up she still.look like a truck driver.. Queen latifah needs to lose weigjt im tired of her always playing big mama role..the blonde look only look hot on riri and beyonce..how much stocks she.own.in essence magazine every week shes on.the cover.. If she lose a good 90pounds and take some etiquette class she would def be further.in.her career
haterade's picture

A truck driver though?

A truck driver though? Deeeeaadddd!!! LMAO!!
Anonymous's picture

Even with a cake of make up

Even with a cake of make up she still.look like a truck driver.. Queen latifah needs to lose weigjt im tired of her always playing big mama role..the blonde look only look hot on riri and beyonce..how much stocks she.own.in essence magazine every week shes on.the cover.. If she lose a good 90pounds and take some etiquette class she would def be further.in.her career
haterade's picture

Queen is one of the African

Queen is one of the African American icons it will only be fitting for her to represent frequently. How many times has a white entertainer graced the same magazine or how many times has Brad Pitt been People magazine's sexist man. She doing positive things and representing her race and her family well.
MS I's picture

Of course QL represents black

Of course QL represents black excellence, but the point is there are SO MANY OTHER BLACK WOMEN who do as well, but we don't see them unless we log on to a blog like this one. I feel if these women are celebrated more and given more attention, that'll give them more of a push to be even greater. And I don't believe that there aren't any other black women who can sell magazines. That's the lie white media and Hollywood tell black folks in order to keep us out. So it sucks to see black media pretty much doing the same thing. It's not a bash against Queen Latifah! DUH!!
Anonymous's picture

Y'all are so negative. She's

Y'all are so negative. She's on the cover again because she's obviously promoting another project. Whatever happened to congratulating "black excellence". Damn, black girl making major moves and can't get no love on a black website. Sad.
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Y'all are so damn negative.

Y'all are so damn negative. She's on the cover again because she's obviously promoting another project. What ever happened to congratulating black excellence? Damn.
Christina's picture

Of course QL represents black

Of course QL represents black excellence, but the point is there are SO MANY OTHER BLACK WOMEN who do as well, but we don't see them unless we log on to a blog like this one. I feel if these women are celebrated more and given more attention, that'll give them more of a push to be even greater. And I don't believe that there aren't any other women who can sell magazines. That's the lie white media and Hollywood tell black folks in order to keep us out. So it sucks to see black media pretty much doing the same thing. It's not a bash against Queen Latifah! DUH!!
Anonymous's picture

Are you serious? These

Are you serious? These comments are definately negative and no matter what black women is being featured, the comments are primarily negative. So quit blaming white media.
Christina's picture

On the cover of Essence again

On the cover of Essence again and heavily airbrushed. I like Latifah but, I will not be watching the show.
Anonymous's picture

Does she look cock-eyed or is

Does she look cock-eyed or is it just me? The photo editor should be fired.
aholmes925's picture

No, its not just u. I see it

No, its not just u. I see it 2!
ShreveportShawty's picture

Here we go again

Here we go again Essence...the same old people on the cover! They were starting to diversify...I was shocked to see Tasha Smith on the cover. But now we're back to Queen Latifah who's been on the cover a million times *sigh*
Anonymous's picture

Agreed, this magazine is

Agreed, this magazine is tired and played out and that's why they have declining sales and interest people are exhausted by the same old same old. Latifah will never be Oprah she needs to get a clue. Rosie O' Donnell perhaps.
Boring's picture

FIRST

FIRST
ESSENCE's picture

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