The queen smiled proudly.
During her coronation as a Lifetime Achiever at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday, voluptuous connoisseur Queen Latifah spoke about her long-quested sexual orientation.
“Peace – happy pride!” exclaimed Latifah – real name Dana Owens – in the closing speech of her acceptance speech.
The Grammy Award-winning singer also went public for the first time to publicly declare her love for her nearly decade-long duo Eboni Nichols.
“Dear Eboni,” said Latifah, 51, stroking her heart as a salute to Nichols, 43.
“Rebel, dear,” she added. By warmly admitting to the son she and Nichols reportedly welcomed together in 2019.
Latifah has wisely avoided questions about her gender since she broke into the pop culture continuum as the mistress of the mic with the hip-hop classic “Ladies First” in 1989.
over the years The Golden Globe winner, a New Jersey-born musician, has declined to confirm or deny suspicions of her homosexuality.
“I have no problem addressing the topic that some people are gay. But I have trouble talking about my personal life,” Latifah confirmed during an interview with the New York Times in 2008.
“You don’t understand that part of me,” the “equalizer” star continued.
“I don’t feel like I have to share my personal life. And I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume what you want,” she continued. “You can do it anyway.”
Nichols is a former Los Angeles Lakers Girl dancer who currently works as a professional choreographer in major Hollywood productions such as the documentary “Girls Trip” and ABC’s comedy “Fresh Off. the Boat.” She and Latifah reportedly met on the set of “Dancing With the Stars” in 2009, but they didn’t start a particularly personal relationship until 2013.
In 2015, a muted honey was seen smiling and sunbathing in a bikini on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Rumors that the Queen He asked Nichols to marry in 2017.
However, the couple never officially confirmed their engagement.
But Latifah’s recent expressions of unabashed pride and love were enough to send a tweet of romance on social media.
Representatives for Queen Latifah did not immediately return a request for comment to The Post.