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Queen Latifah to headline the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival on May 19, 2012

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Queen Latifah to headline the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival on May 19, 2012

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Before she became one of the most-popular actresses in Hollywood, Queen Latifah was one of the most-popular femcees in the game. Popular during the golden era of hip hop, Queen Latifah soon began making the transition from being a rapstress to an actress. Once she starred in her “Living Single” sitcom, Queen Latifah has been more of an actress than a rap star.

While Queen Latifah’s primary role is that of an actress, she has not forgotten her hip hop roots. From time-to-time, Queen Latifah will return with a new rap album, or a new single. Queen Latifah has also released a blues album, but she will soon be returning to the rap game. The upcoming Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival will feature a performance from none other than Queen Latifah.

In her first-ever LGBT performance, Queen Latifah will be the headlining talent. Queen Latifah will be joined by many other LGBT-approved artists, including MC Ongina, Evelyn “Champagne” King, MC Carlease, and The Village People. The event is set to take place on May 19, 2012 and the LGBT released a statement regarding Queen Latifah’s performance.

Read the LGBT’s statement below:

“From Hip-Hop to R&B, Pop to standards, Queen Latifah is the voice of our generation and her concert here will be phenomenal,” said Long Beach Pride Festival co-President Pat Crosby. “For her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and the strength of our community.”

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