Photo: Proof that she was always a queen: This photo from 1990. (Getty)
Yep, Queen Latifah will be singing “America The Beautiful” during the big game. In honor of today’s Throwback Thursday, we have four other reasons why Queen Latifah reigns supreme in our books!
Photo: Latifah at the premiere of “New Jack City” in 1991. (Getty)
+ She’s About “U.N.I.T.Y.”
Latifah has been standing up for women all her life. 21 years ago, she released a song called “U.N.I.T.Y.” “Everytime I hear a brother call a girl a bitch or a ho, Trying to make a sister feel low, You know all of that gots to go,” she raps. The song also addresses street harassment and domestic abuse. She’s considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists and rightfully so.
+ Killin’ It In Daytime
Photo: Recognize! Latifah wins the Favorite New Talk Show Host award at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards. (Getty)
When Queen Latifah debuted her talk show back in September, she came out on top becoming the highest-rated new syndicated talk show. Not only is the show highly entertaining (Hello, look at the host), but the show is jam-packed with A-List stars. Celebs aside, she also makes sure her show has legit segments about do-gooders and ways to improve your life. At the beginning of the year, Queen Latifah and her staff has something even more to celebrate, as the show was picked up for a second season!
+ Supports Music In Schools
Photo: Latifah randomly riding a motorcycle at a Save The Music benefit in 2003. (Getty)
From hip-hop singer to talk show host, Queen Latifah has had quite an impressive career. Now that she has a big platform, she often dedicates time to giving back. One particular charity is VH1′s Save The Music Foundation, which advocates the importance of music in schools.
+ LGBTQ Rights Advocate
Photo: Latifah performing in 1990. (Getty)
The Trevor Project is a cause that Queen Latifah has supported through the years. Back in 2010, Latifah even performed at the TrevorLIVE benefit to help raise money for the LGBTQ charity.
Photo: Latifah was about that turtleneck life back in 1989. (Getty)
If you want to help save the music in schools, or stand up for the LGBTQ community, take action below!
Follow Save The Music
Follow the awesome VH1 Save The Music Foundation, dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools.
Need LGBTQ support? Contact someone who can help at one of The Trevor Project's live hotlines.