10 Questions for Queen Latifah

The actress and rapper stars in The Secret Life of Bees, currently playing. Queen Latifah will now take your questions

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Queen Latifah

Where did the name Queen Latifah come from? Andy Cleveland GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

My birth name is Dana Owens. Latifah is a nickname that I chose when I was about 8. It means delicate, sensitive. I was kind of big as a kid, but I felt that name fit me. Later, when I was about to sign a record contract, I didn't want to be MC Latifah. So I decided on Queen.

What prompted your move from music to acting? Victor Anazodo LAGOS, NIGERIA

My mom taught me to never put all my eggs in one basket. I figured if I...

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