Queen Latifah showed off her curves as she was spotted holidaying in Italy!
Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey.She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr.However, Latifah has maintained that she doesn't feel the need to talk about her romantic relationships, saying in 2008, "I don't have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life." She later added in 2013, "I know what I'm comfortable with and what I'm not. It's what I feel is private to me and my family and my friends. And when she says "youngin," she doesn't necessarily mean an infant.
She has no problem adopting."Maybe I'll adopt a child that's not necessarily a baby," she explained. After a brief stint as a Burger King employee, she soon found herself making waves in the hip-hop music scene. Her debut single, "Wrath of My Madness," was released in 1988.After working as the human beat box alongside Ladies Fresh, she was just 18 years old when she originally broke through in the late 1980s with a style that picked selectively from jazz, reggae, and soul traditions, from beats produced by 'D. A year later, her debut long-player, "All Hail the Queen," enjoyed favored reviews: an old, wise head was evident on the top of her young shoulders.The former Burger King employee maintained her early commitment to answer the misogynist armory of some of her male counterparts and, at the same time, imparted musical good times to all genders.Her name means "delicate and sensitive" in Arabic, but she has often been anything but in her rhymes and the messages she sends out through them. I think I’m ready.” While the star hasn’t worked out the specifics of having a child, she’s confident that motherhood is in the cards.