Dana Elaine Owens popularly referred to as Queen Latifah, an American singer, lyricist, actor and producer obtained Lifetime Achievement Award within the twenty first BET Awards that befell on June 27, 2021.
The theme of this 12 months was “The 12 months of the Black Girls”. The awards are extensively held to rejoice the achievements of leisure and music. Following the theme our beloved Queen Latifah received the celebrated lifetime achievement award.
This 12 months she lastly addressed her lengthy questioned sexuality throughout her acceptance speech. “Ebony, my love”, she stated whereas touching her coronary heart in salute to her longtime associate. “Insurgent, my love”, she acknowledged their son that they welcomed in 2019.
“Peace- Comfortable Pleasure!” Queen Latifah exclaimed.
Queen Latifah has at all times been quiet about her sexuality and by no means solutions to public opinion concerning her private life.
“I don’t have an issue discussing the subject of someone being homosexual however I do have an issue discussing my private life.” Latifah advised the New York Instances in 2008.
She additionally added that she doesn’t really feel the necessity to share her private life and she or he doesn’t care what individuals take into consideration her being homosexual.
“Assume no matter you need, you do it anyway.”-She added.
Early Lifetime of Queen Latifah
She has additionally been the winner of the Grammy Awards and this was the primary time that she has finished a public declaration about her private life.
The queen has at all times been underneath a number of enquiries into her sexuality since she first popped out in popular culture together with her basic Hip Hop monitor Girls First in 1989. Born in New Jersey and musician turned Golden Globes Winner has at all times refused to reply any query about her homosexuality.
The equaliser star additionally commented, “You don’t get that a part of me and I don’t really feel like I have to share my private life.”
Her associate Ebony Nicholas is a former Los Angeles Lakers lady dancer now works as an expert choreographer in main Hollywood productions. She has labored within the characteristic movie Ladies Journey and Contemporary off the Boat. They met on the set of Dancing with the Stars in 2019 however by no means embarked any feedback on their extremely personal relationship till 2013. In 2015 once they have been reported smiling of their bikinis on the seashores of Brazil. A rumor circulated that that they had gotten married in 2017 however they’ve by no means formally confirmed their engagement. For a number of years individuals have celebrated their love on Twitter however that is the primary time Queen Latifah has publicly spoken something about her private life.
This 12 months finest award was one for the queer historical past books as Queen Latifah publicly wished everybody Pleasure.
Speech of Queen After successful the Award
“I needed to rejoice us as a result of I do know collectively we stand stronger than after we take one another half and I’ve seen sufficient of that.”- stated Queen Latifah in her speech when she spoke about all the ladies and the guy feminine rappers within the trade who’ve supported her all through a few years of their iconic provider. “So, respect to all the feminine MCs on the stage tonight.” she added.
This public acknowledgment
by Queen Latifah is a brief and candy second nevertheless it had impacted many queer viewers who have been tuned into the ceremony and beloved to see the particular sort of love on the show.
Twitter celebrated this announcement by Queen Latifah because it was flooded with a number of tweets from USA feminine and queer neighborhood.
Mckensie Mack tweeted, “Queen Latifah expressing her love for her associate and wishing us all a cheerful bride as she accepted her lifetime achievement award to nighttime had made me emotional so many black with youngsters watching the present tonight are being so affirmed by our individuals.”
“I’ve been out for a minute however to listen to Queen Latifah shoutout to her associate and their youngster tonight in her speech actually touched me. Whew! additionally with Lil Nas X’s & Jazmine Sullivan’s performances BET Awards went just a little past the same old floor acknowledgement of black LGBTQ people.”- tweeted Jasmin H.
And like this many followers and the queer neighborhood celebrated Latifah’s win.