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Is Queen Latifah a Lesbian?

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Question: Is Queen Latifah a Lesbian?
Answer: Good question! Is Queen Latifah a lesbian? The short answer is, we just don't know. Certainly rumors have been circulating around the Queen for years. Perhaps they started with her convincing role as Cleo in the movie Set it Off. Some have tied her romantically to her personal trainer. But when it comes to someone's sexuality, no one can really know unless the person in question talks. So, what does Queen Latifah say when she's asked if she is lesbian or not?

In an interview in Ebony magazine in 2007, she said, "No comment on that at all. I'm done commenting on all that...It's ridiculous. I know me and that's all I need to know."

In an interview with People magazine in November 2007 Queen Latifah said, "My private life is my private life. Whomever I might be with, I don't feel the need to share it. I don't think I ever will."

But she also says in the same interview, "I feel more comfortable with myself--my sexuality, my mentality and my viewpoint."

Some, like blogger Jasmyne Cannick insist that if she were straight, she would just say so. "...most people who are heterosexual when asked about being gay will emphatically set the record straight. And they’ll straight up say, I’m straight," Cannick says. She continues, " To be even more blunt, it’s usually not in heterosexuals nature to be so evasive about being straight. No, that’s usually reserved for those of us in the closet or those of us that aren’t completely comfortable with talking about our gay sexuality. So that alone would make Latifah suspect in my eyes if I didn’t know any better already."

So is Queen Latifah a lesbian? Perhaps one day we will find out. But for now, we're left to wonder about her along with other evasive question answerers Kate Moennig and Jodi Foster...

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