Courtesy of The Grio
In a 2010 interview withÂ UpscaleÂ magazine, Queen LatifahÂ made her thoughtsÂ on speculation about her sexuality in the media clear: â€œI donâ€™t feel like I need to explain things to a perfect stranger,â€ she said. â€œThe people who matter know. And they love me for Dana. I donâ€™t have to tell Joe Blow. Joe, you worry about whoÂ youÂ sleeping with.â€
She has yet to offer the full explanation many have pleaded with her to provide, though during a performance at aÂ gay pride eventÂ in Long Beach, California, the multi-hyphenated entertainer told a crowd â€œIâ€™ve been waiting to do this for a long timeâ€ and added â€œYâ€™all my peeps, I love you!â€
Some sitesÂ have tried to stretch this into a confirmation that she is a lesbian, but itâ€™s more like another nod to a suspicion without offering any real specification. Regardless of how many feel about it, such actions are within Latifahâ€™s rights. She doesnâ€™t owe us anything. SheÂ neverÂ did.