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.One of the most prominent female hip-hop artists on the scene for over a decade, Queen Latifah has also made tremendous inroads in movies, television, and artist management, with her management company, Flavor Unit, alongside her business partner Shakim Compere.A role model who takes the responsibility to heart, Latifah carefully constructed a fine career for herself--one that is constantly moving upward.She said she’d wanted to work with Michaels, the star of Losing It with Jillian, because she was proud of all her hard work The two met when she and Michaels were both up for the same job on The Biggest Loser.Jenkins’ male counterpart dropped out, Bob and Jillian were ultimately cast, and the rest is history.“She could have just sat there on the show but she really created a brand for herself,” Jenkins said.She was also one of the founding members of Flavor Unit.
She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr.
She is not married and she hasn't been the loving spouse of any one.
Multi talented Queen Latifah began her career as Beat boxing for Ladies Fresh.
She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops, which would later influence her rhyming style and life philosophy.
Owens witnessed both sides of Black urban life in the USA while growing up.