"We all need people to help us and lift us up." After all, it hasn't always been so easy.
Her beloved older brother Wink was killed in a motorcycle accident when he was only 24.
It's this sense of self and the support from her family and friends, including longtime business partner Shakim Compere and personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins (whom she met in 2002), that have helped Queen Latifah, now 40, navigate the murky watersof the record industry — and Hollywood.
"Most people don't have so much talent that they can become a success all their own," she writes.
Born as Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Rita Owens, Lancelot Owens, Sr., Latifah was raised in middle class family. Queen is not straight when it comes to her sexuality and she also had several feud in this matters with Foxy Brown.
She was also one of the founding members of Flavor Unit.
She signed a recording contract with Tommy Boy Records and finally released her first album All Hail the Queen in 1989.
[, fun means harassing truck drivers, assaulting pedestrians with T-shirt cannons, and almost crashing their car! If you've been paying attention to national news lately, then you're aware that America is currently suffering from an increase in black deaths at the hands of police.
To promote their upcoming comedy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish hopped in the fast lane for a rousing round of , a male driver was pumping gas into the vehicle in south Fulton County when a carjacker hopped out of a white BMW and sped off in the TV personality's car. Related: Miles Teller Involved In Scary Car Accident Although the 46-year-old, real name Dana Owens, was not present during the incident, she did help authorities throughout the investigation. While victims like Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin may never get justice at this rate, Alicia Keys is done with seeing her brothers and sisters gunned down by people who are supposed to be there to help. Henson & More Celebs React To Philando Castile's Death That's why the singer teamed up with to create #23Ways, a public service announcement that highlights just some of the ways black people can be killed on a daily basis. she recruited help from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Taraji P.
Recently in 2015, she was seen with Eboni Nichols spending her time in Rio de Janeiro.