Queen Latifah Takes On Long Beach Gay Pride PHOTOS
Arriving with her royal court actress and singer Queen Latifah greets an enthusiastic crowd of subjects gathered to celebrate the 29th Annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival on Saturday, May 19.
This event put on by the local LGBT Community in Long Beach, California. With crowds reaching 100,000 this is the 2nd largest festival in California and 4th largest in the nation, and with star power like Queen Latifah embracing this year’s event and taking the stage, attendance was presumably higher because everybody loves to see and hear a ‘Queen’, no pun intended. And there was only one way for Her Highness to make her grand entrance, and that was upon the wings of rap hits like “U.N.I.T.Y.” and “Ladies First.”
It was a party onstage as well as offstage as Queen Latifah performed from a smorgasbord of musical genres ranging from rap, hip hop, jazz, R&B to reggae as well as performing songs from various artists and paying homage to a plethora of female rappers.Her first musical appearance at the Gay Pride Festival was a testament that Queen Latifah not only wants to be true to her loyal fans, but that she is willing to stand up and be herself, perhaps gaining even deeper respect and appreciation from her supporters.
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