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As Wanda Sykes once joked, “…being an African-American celebrity who’s out, it was like they started treating me like a unicorn. Queen Latifah is one of the most successful and well-recognized black women in America, coming off of her own talk show, producing films with her aforementioned production company, starring in major films, releasing albums and lending her face to brands like Cover Girl. Although Bessie Smith was out to her close friends and family, her sexuality was likely not discussed or acknowledged as bisexual by audiences.
The kind of influence she could wield if she did come out would be massive. In her heyday (the 1920s and ’30s), homosexuality might have been accepted in bohemian circuits, but not necessarily a topic of polite conversation, at least not in any kind of public forum.
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First, Queen Latifah acknowledged the elephant in the room: "Do they know about each other?
" Elizabeth said that they did; however, she stated that her boyfriend of two years didn't want a commitment, so Elizabeth saw that as a green light to date the other boyfriend, whom she had only known for a few weeks.
Snoop Dogg talks with Queen Latifah about his family, and not letting his daughter date until she's 45!In interviews leading up to , many journalists have tried to ask her to speak to Bessie’s freedom and comfort level with living a sexually fluid life, but it becomes clear during these conversations that Queen Latifah is not ready to relate them to her own., where out host Robin Roberts brings up Bessie’s having affairs with men and women.“For me,” Queen said, “I couldn’t think about anything else.I couldn’t think about coming off of two weeks before that being Queen Latifah, the talk show host.I couldn’t think about being the partner of Flavor Unit Entertainment or just being my mom’s daughter or my friend…I couldn’t think about anything else and I couldn’t have any fear in playing this character because she really deserves to somebody play her with some kind of fearlessness.” Robin Roberts, who came out publicly last year, is one of few out black women in the public eye. I guess that’s it.” Of course there are also athletes like Brittney Griner and Seimone Augustus, rapper Angel Haze, writers like Alice Walker and actress Raven-Symone, but there is still a lacking of role models for women of color when it comes to mainstream media and entertainment.The longtime boyfriend was stable and secure, but the newcomer was spontaneous and fun. Queen Latifah, who was starring in the sitcom Living Single at the time, told Elizabeth that she shouldn't feel the need to rush into anything.