The Queen Graces Essence with the Truth About Sexual Abuse

- By Bossip Staff

Even though we’ve always wondered about Latifah’s sexuality, it looks like she finally gets real with who she is and is ready to talk about it in the next issue of Essence. Pop the hood for more

“I never told anybody; I just buried it as deeply as I could and kept people at an arm’s distance…I never really let a person get too close to me.”—Queen Latifah, ESSENCE July 2009

During the two decades since she began her ascent, Queen Latifah has reached higher than she could have ever imagined in her wildest dreams. Now, with a new movie and album dropping this month, life for her has never been better. Even as she comes to terms with past sexual abuse and considers becoming a mom, she embraces turning 40 next year—with no regrets. The July issue hits newsstands June 12th.

We’re all about keepin’ it real.


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