The Best Queen Latifah quotes

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Queen Latifah has overcome a lot of obstacles in her life. She grew up in the tough neighborhood of North Philly, and was raised by her grandmother. At age 11 she started performing with the New York City Opera company, which is where she learned to sing opera and ballet. Her career skyrocketed after starring on Living Single, making history as the first black woman rapper to have a number one album on Billboard charts with Black Reign.

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Here are the most interesting Money, Work, Music, Feelings, Love, Women quotes from Queen Latifah, and much more.


About Queen Latifah

birth of the author

March 18, 1970

occupation of the author

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Voice Actress, Model And More.

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Progressive Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Gospel And More.

instrument of the author

Vocals, Piano

institution of the author

Verve, A&M, Interscope, Motown, Polygram, Tommy Boy And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Andrae Crouch And His Choir, L.A. Mass Choir, Lakim Shabazz, Apache, Chill Rob G, Dj Mark The 45 King And More.


People say I’m going to be the next Oprah. But I say no, because Oprah is still Oprah. I’ll be the next me. I feel like there’s always a lane for me as long as I’m true to myself. β€” Queen Latifah

I feel anger and I feel understanding. It’s a difficult position to be in. β€” Queen Latifah

I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway. β€” Queen Latifah

When I want to push myself and do intense workouts, I do that, but I’m not going to do it because anybody thinks I should look a certain way. It’s really more about how I feel and about being healthy. β€” Queen Latifah

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Sometimes I pray when I really feel like I need God to help me with something, and sometimes we just have conversations. We just kick it. β€” Queen Latifah

I do feel like I have a direct connection with God for some reason; always have since I was a little kid–I would talk to God, talk to the sky. β€” Queen Latifah

I often find it’s just the confidence that makes you sexy, not what your body looks like. It’s how you feel about yourself that makes you sexy. β€” Queen Latifah

I feel very positive about Newark’s future, but I know we need a lot of help. I think that starts with the education of our kids and making the streets safer. β€” Queen Latifah

You can’t let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving. β€” Queen Latifah

you have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone Queen Latifah quote

You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone. β€” Queen Latifah

There are different flavours of sexiness. β€” Queen Latifah

I never pictured myself as just a rapper; I always wanted to act and do whatever else I could do. I always felt like I could do a lot of different things. β€” Queen Latifah


I feel strongly that women who look like me should feel great. So I am not changing. β€” Queen Latifah

I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants. β€” Queen Latifah

i feel strongly that women who look like me should feel great so i am not changing Queen Latifah quote

A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion. And I think guys find that to be the same way. β€” Queen Latifah

Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer. β€” Queen Latifah

Dolly Parton made me chicken and dumplings. That Tennessee woman can burn some pots! And we know that I am not necessarily shy to a fork! β€” Queen Latifah

To me, I always felt like I was carrying a torch for women of any size to be themselves–it doesn’t matter whether you’re a size 2 or a 22, just be who you are. β€” Queen Latifah

I have always felt strongly about empowering women. I’m living proof that, with confidence and by believing in yourself, you can accomplish any goal. β€” Queen Latifah

every woman is a queen and we all have different things to offer Queen Latifah quote

I wish every woman would love herself and embrace what she was given naturally. β€” Queen Latifah

I feel like every woman is a queen, and we should be treated as such, and we should, you know, sort of request that sort of treatment from others. β€” Queen Latifah

I just like ladies who have class… just be yourself and let your personality shine and let your individuality show. To me, that’s sexier. A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion β€” Queen Latifah


You do silly things for love sometimes and not–so–smart things for love. β€” Queen Latifah

I love riding, even if it’s just my Vespa. You just zip and do your thing. I find there’s a different awareness when I ride; it connects me to my senses and to God. β€” Queen Latifah

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When I was growing up, there were so many musicals you could watch. I like the fantasy of musicals and I love music. β€” Queen Latifah

I like Pirate’s Booty. Prunes and olives, too. I love hummus. I can eat that until I die. I tend to eat mostly organic food. β€” Queen Latifah

I am not one to turn down macaroni and cheese, even late at night. I love Italian food. I love pasta… A refrigerator full of water and Gatorade? Honey, that’s just not gonna happen. β€” Queen Latifah

I love Ralph Lauren, just as a designer. I still think he could make some better sizes with his clothes, but I like the idea of his classic American style. β€” Queen Latifah

For me, it might sound cliche, but beauty for me really does start on the inside. It’s like a state of mind, a state of love if you will. Then, whatever you can do on the outside is all like a bonus. β€” Queen Latifah

I’d like to have and adopt children. I think I’d be a great mom, honestly. I don’t think I’ll have any problem giving them all the love in the world. Discipline will be the hard part. β€” Queen Latifah

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There are still some places I’d love to visit–Africa, China, Brazil, India. I want to travel the world and experience other cultures and peoples. β€” Queen Latifah

When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things. β€” Queen Latifah


The females don’t respect themselves; they only think materialistically. They want money, but they don’t think, I’m gonna get this money on my own, they think, I’m gonna get money from this guy. β€” Queen Latifah

If my brother and I wanted money in our pockets, we had to get jobs–my first was at 15, at Burger King. β€” Queen Latifah

i don t care how much money you have free stuff is always a good thing Queen Latifah quote

I don’t care how much money you have, free stuff is always a good thing. β€” Queen Latifah

My mom has always been my champion. She was very smart and grounded. She said, ‘Save your money. Pay your taxes. Don’t put everything in one basket,’ but she let me explore and be creative. β€” Queen Latifah

You can’t ask someone who is not making that kind of money to go to the record store and buy an album when someone down the street has the same record with same sound quality for $5. β€” Queen Latifah


I enjoy going to work and having a good time. It’s tough when you got to work with people who just are in a bad mood all the damn time. β€” Queen Latifah

I promised my mom that if, after a year of putting 150 percent into my career it didn’t work out, I would go back to school. I never did go back. β€” Queen Latifah

i learned early that i had to work harder than the white kids and harder than the boys Queen Latifah quote

I learned early that I had to work harder than the white kids and harder than the boys. β€” Queen Latifah

You just have to connect with people who believe in your vision and who will work with you and advance your cause. β€” Queen Latifah

To step into acting was not that difficult a transition to make. What was difficult was the work and the practice that went into becoming good at it, because I hadn’t had any training. β€” Queen Latifah

I love music. I’ve just been putting studios together, here and at my house in New Jersey and so I can always make music and express my ideas and work with people to fine tune them to where they need to be. β€” Queen Latifah


I think as far as the music industry is concerned, it’s kind of been the wild, wild West in a way with the Internet, which is not necessarily a bad thing to me. β€” Queen Latifah

When I’m not working I like to] listen to music, watch something really funny like South Park. β€” Queen Latifah

I write pretty often. I have a home studio. Music is what I do for fun. I never get tired of it, so to take a break from [TV and movies], I would go make some music. β€” Queen Latifah

I am used to being on tours with people who are fantastic performers and I respect them and I love their music. But the bottom line is they got the vision for what we are trying to do. β€” Queen Latifah

I’d say, if you want to be an artist, start with your art; start with making great music and it will, hopefully, eventually cut through all of the nonsense that is out there. β€” Queen Latifah

I’ve hosted the Soul Train awards, the American Music Awards… and I had my own talk show. So if I can’t host by now, what the hell can I do? β€” Queen Latifah