Queen Latifah has always been known for her kindness. She is a friendly and warm person and stays away from bad press. She is now displaying her kindness and generosity to her production staff of the Queen Latifah Show. It was announced that the show is to be cancelled after just two seasons on the air. There will still be original episodes that air until March but the production team has been laid off since they are no longer needed for new episodes. Latifah has decided to use her own money to pay all of those who have been laid off through the holidays so that their families do not have to struggle while the search for a new job is on. She told her staff to wake up every day with a positive outlook on life.
Latifah is an entertainment superstar who got her start in the late 80s when she decided that she was going to introduce herself into the world of hip-hop music. She joined a beat box group when she was young and from there began to produce music that spoke about the plight of black women. She would rap about domestic violence, relationship troubles, and harassment. She has been in numerous musicals as well including The Wiz as well as Chicago. She transitioned from rap to singing in 2003 and has a soul/jazz style to her music. Although she is not on the Billboard charts she was nominated for a Grammy. She transitioned back to hip-hop in 2008.
Latifah has also been an actress for many years. She gained a starring role on In Living Color from 1993 through 1998 which rocketed her acting career. She had guest roles on many popular shows such as Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. After television she began gaining movie roles. She was in the Bone Collector with Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington. From there she went on to act in Chicago as Matron “Mama” Morton for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. She has had starring roles as well such as in the movie Last Holiday.
Latifah certainly has not let success go to her head and is still very much a down-to-Earth person as we can see from the generosity that she is displaying towards her staff.