With her long-awaited talk show The Queen Latifah Show slated to hit the small screen this Fall, Queen Latifah scores the cover spot of The Hollywood Reporter”s latest issue.
While striking a few gorgeous poses for the Lorenzo Agius-shot spread, the 43-year-old entertainer dished about hosting the Oscars someday and revealed the one topic she will not be discussing in front of the audience.
Check out a few highlights from Queen Latifahs Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit The Hollywood Reporter!
On the Oscars:
I dont know if I would do it. That is a tough job to do. “Comedians can say s*** that normal people can”t. Excuse my language, but it”s true. Chris [Rock] was mean; I was sitting right there. He was funny. But some of it was just mean. I can”t see me having the balls to do something like that. Maybe there is one part of me that does want someone to like me. I don”t want to walk past them at Urth Caffe and have them staring at me like they could kill me because of some stupid s*** I said at the Oscars.”
On her sexuality:
“I don”t feel the need to discuss my private life on this show or any other show. There”s the part of my life that the public and I share together. And there”s the part that”s mine to keep for myself. And that”s mine. For me.”
On learning about guns:
[My father] taught me how to defend myself, and he also taught me not to be a bully. He taught my brother and I all these ways to harm somebody and then told us, “Do not use this.
On her childhood struggles with racism:
“For my eighth birthday, I wanted a skateboard. I realized there was racism because people thought, “Oh, if you like roll “n” roll, that makes you like a white kid.” A lot of girls my age were jumping rope and they wanted to play hopscotch and they were digging all through their mom”s makeup. Well, I was doing that, too. But for them, it was about clothes and boys. And I was into sports and music.”