In a recent interview, Queen Latifah admits that she considers to call her upcoming eight studio album "The L Word". Asked for the reason, Latifah says that she wants to "mess with people's heads" concerning the latest rumor saying that she is a lesbian and has an affair with Laila Ali.
Instead of busting the rumor, Latifah says jokingly that the "L" word can stand for "love" or, just as what people think, "lesbian". She explains as saying, "L was gonna stand for love though or La. Since people want to play games, I like to jab back sometimes just for fun."
For her future project, the New Jersey singer states that she will return to her rap root by working with LL Cool J and Dr. Dre. "Dre helped me write some stuff. He wrote some stuff with me and Ludacris wrote a record for me," Latifah says.
Speaking of the theme in her upcoming album, she briefly explains that the topic will vary but it is mostly about love relationship. "Lyrically it covers a range of topics. A lot of love on there. People, dealing with people, how people do all kinds of things," she adds in a statement.
Elsewhere, the star shares the big screen with Alicia Keys in a film titled "The Secret Life of Bees", which talks about Lily, played by Dakota Fanning, a young white girl who is taken in by three African-American sisters when she runs away from her controlling, emotionless father. The movie is scheduled to hit the theater on October 17.