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Musician. Producer. Actor. Activist. These are all words to describe the powerhouse persona that is Queen Latifah. One could also throw in adjectives like inspirational, confident, gentle and powerful. There is a certain reverence that fills the atmosphere when it’s associated with the name, “Queen Latifah.”

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It’s not just title of Queen or the crowns she proudly wore while one of the most formidable MCs in 80’s and 90’s hip hop. Queen Latifah’s distinctive royalty comes from within – an organic fruitage of Black Girl Magic that makes her presence and her impact on the entertainment industry undeniable.

Being a Queen isn’t always easy, but Latifah makes it look effortless. Here are 7 lessons we’ve learned…

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1. Laugh! Don’t take yourself too seriously.


2. “True queens support one another”


3. There are no limits. Operate in various arenas.


4. Work hard. Period.


5. “Fear is not the problem…”


6. Nurture the next generation.


7. Be a part of the solution.

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