*A “Bessie” fan reportedly got an earful of Queen Latifah after running into her on the street and gushing over how great it is that she’s playing a lesbian and finally “coming out.”
A spy for the National Enquirer explained:
“Latifah, who never comments on her sexual choice, was exiting a meeting at a Century City film studio when a 30-ish woman bustled up and asked about the new HBO film starring her as blues legend Bessie Smith – which chronicles Bessie’s gay affair with blues belter Ma Rainey, played by Mo’nique. Mouthy Babe asked if Mo’Nique’s hard to work with. Snapped Latifah: ‘Honey, I don’t talk about my co-stars that way!’ But when Flappy Lips told The Queen it’s great she’s playing a lesbian and finally ‘coming out,’ Latifah EXPLODED!” Bellowing she’s doing nothing of the kind, The Queen shrieked. “Stickin’ your nose where it doesn’t belong means you’re in the GUTTER!”
Terrified, Flappy turned and RAN!
According to the Enquirer, Latifah is currently dating dancer/choreographer Eboni Nichols.