Queen Latifah says she won't address her personal life in her
upcoming syndicated talk show, The Queen Latifah Show.
In a cover story for The
Hollywood Reporter, Latifah, 43, said that there are some
parts of herself that she is not willing to share with her fans.
“Specifically, she is not prepared to talk about her sexuality,
which has been the topic of much debate,” the magazine reported.
“I don't feel the need to discuss my private life on this show
or any other show,” Latifah said. “There's the part of my life
that the public and I share together. And there's the part that's
mine to keep to myself. And that's mine. For me.”
Last year, Latifah shot down rumors that she was signaling that
she's gay when she performed at Long Beach Gay Pride. During her May
19 performance, Latifah told the mostly gay crowd that she was happy
to be in the presence of “her people” and “I've been waiting to
do this for a long time.”
“That definitely wasn't the case,” she later told a reporter.
“I've never dealt with the question of my personal life in public.
It's just not gonna happen.”
The Queen Latifah Show premieres September 16.