October 08, 2008 04:34:11 GMT
Refusing to publicly discuss her sex orientation, she argued in an interview with The New York Times, "I don't feel like I need to share my personal life. I don't care if people think I'm gay or not".
Becoming the subject of long persistent speculation that she's lesbian, Queen Latifah determined not to discuss her sexual orientation in public, telling The New York Times' Alex Witchel in an interview over the weekend, "I don't care if people think I'm gay or not". On her determination, she explained, "I don't feel like I need to share my personal life. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway."
"I don't have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life," the 38-year-old star told the magazine. "You don't get that part of me. Sorry," she added. "We're not discussing it in our meetings, we're not discussing it at Cover Girl ... nobody gets that."
Latifah has long been rumored to be dating her personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins. They were even reported to be planning to make their union official following the legalization of same-sex marriage in California. But, the actress-singer has slammed the wedding rumors, telling the Chicago Sun-Times, "People will make up all sorts of things that are not true. There ain't gonna' be no wedding."
Despite her denial, Latifah was last rumored to have an affair with female boxer Laila Ali. She added fuel to the report after confirming last month that she is working on a new album, a lesbian set which she would probably call "The L Word". She told the press at that time, "L was gonna stand for love though or La. Since people want to play games, I like to jab back sometimes just for fun." She went on revealing that for the upcoming LP she will enlist the help of LL Cool J and Dr. Dre among others.