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queen latifah*Queen Latifah’s place in hip-hop is secured, thanks to a successful career in rap that has expanded into movies, her own production company and a hit daytime talk show.

As she graces the cover of the new Jet magazine, Latifah provides a glimpse into her personal life as she opens up on a variety of topics, including:

When her faith was most challenged

The biggest thing to ever test my personal faith was the loss of my brother in a motorcycle accident… I believed it ruined my life. I probably had a five-year interruption in any type of personal growth. There were some things I didn’t learn in my twenties because I was disconnected emotionally. I could only get so close or feel so much.”

How she was able to move forward

I fell in love. It was like a circuit breaker had switched off.

If she wants to have children

I’ve wanted to adopt since I was 18 because I grew up with friends who could’ve used good parents. Maybe it’s my romanticism of after-school specials where someone would adopt a child and life would be great afterward. I have a lot of love to give.

Her participation in the same-sex marriage ceremony at the Grammy Awards

It was a beautiful moment and not a political decision… I knew it would make a statement and I’m fine with the statement it made.

Why she did a talk show after a 13-year hiatus

I had a lot to share and wanted to add some positivity to daytime TV; something fun, energetic and with a little more flavor. Personally I’m in a much better spot. I’ve done a lot of growing and I’m okay with being in one place for a prolonged amount of time. Before, I was a bit more nomadic.

I’m in a totally different place now. I wanted to accomplish so much the last time around— acting, singing, producing— so I wasn’t completely focused. Of course I still enjoy doing all of those things but I really want to be here. I’m so excited to go to work every day on the show.

For more of Queen Latifah’s interview, pick up the latest issue of Jet.

source: eurweb.com

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