Amber, Jeanine
October 2006
Essence (Time Inc.);Oct2006, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p180
The article features Queen Latifah, one of the most glamorous and powerful African-Americans in the entertainment industry. When Latifah started performing at hip-hop shows, Shakim Compere was one of the friends who would come along to collect her pay. Since those early days, Latifah has been a force to contend with--growing a business out of nothing but dreams and determination. The only rumor that she had to contend with is that she is gay.


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