Jenny Craig Spokesmodel Queen Latifah Tried To Hide Her Ties To Fatburger
Hey everything in moderation right? An embarrassing secret about Queen Latifah has been revealed. No. Not that one. During the trial for music manager turned yayo smuggler Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond, it was revealed that the actress and entertainment mogul cheated on her Jenny Craig diet… with FATBURGER!!!
Queen Latifah wanted to keep a heart-clogging secret.
The hip hop diva hoped to hide her involvement in a pair of Fatburger franchises because she was pitching Jenny Craig weight-loss products at the same time, a witness testified in Brooklyn federal court yesterday.
“I don’t think she wanted it to be public that she was involved with Fatburger,” said Tony Martin, road manager for accused yayo-dealing music impresario James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond.
The embarrassing revelation came during Rosemond’s trial for allegedly using his music-industry business as cover while smuggling millions worth of yayo in packing cases from Los Angeles to New York.
Martin said that Latifah and Rosemond wanted to open Fatburger franchises in the Miami area.
“He was excited about that,” Martin said of Rosemond. “He went to LA and met with the Fatburger executives.”
But Latifah, who tips the scales at 200-plus pounds, wanted her role in the Fatburger venture kept on the deep down-low.
“I think she was involved in a weight-loss business,” Martin explained
Fatburger’s menu includes the 24-ounce, Triple Kingburger, chili cheese fries and frosty milk shakes, which together pack a 2,500-calorie wallop.
The chunky, Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated singer and actress gained national notoriety on health issues as a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig.
“I don’t want to be a supermodel,” Latifah said in the Jenny Craig ads. “I want to be a role model.”
Latifah, 42, who was born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, NJ, signed on with the weight-loss outfit in 2008, and continued as a celebrity spokeswoman the following year after dropping 20 pounds.
Fatburger was founded in Los Angeles in 1947 and went national in the late 1990s.
SMH. We can’t even blame her. Have you had Fatburger? Still — what’s worse for Queen La — being in business with a drug dealer or simultaneously preaching a healthy lifestyle while profiting off an unhealthy one? It’s all a bit messy if you ask us.