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Queen Latifah Squashes Oprah Comparison In Essence Magazine

Queen Latifah, or Ms. Dana Owens, has a new attitude with a new wardrobe to match.   The 41 year old singer and actress not only continues to celebrate her recent clothing line, she also discusses plans to launch her new talk show in the January 2012 issue of ESSENCE Magazine.

In the issue, Latifah openly speaks to the discrimination of manufacturers against curvaceous women and her decision to make a difference.

“A lot of manufacturers don’t respect the curvaceous woman. They don’t respect our dollar or our shape.”

Luckily the Home Shopping Network provided a positive partnership where Latifah could creatively express her ideas regarding the market for plus size women, not to mention the line is doing extremely well with the shopping channel.

“It’s been such a great partnership.   I’m happy to make women’s clothing I really like.”

Earlier this summer, the Queen discussed her line (The Queen Collection) with People Magazine stating it encompassed a variety of looks women could easily add to their every day wear.

“It’s really something you can incorporate into your existing wardrobe. I mean these are things that are really beautiful, but they’re very wearable. We’re really trying to make sure that they have the best fabrics possible, that it feels good on the body. I’m a Pisces, I’m sensitive; I like things to feel good on my skin.”

Although Queen Latifah is fairly comfortable on her throne, she concedes she’s no Oprah Winfrey when it comes to dominating the talk Show circuit.

During her interview with Essence, Latifah stated;

“People say I’m going to be the next Oprah. No. Oprah is still Oprah. I’ll be the next me. I feel like there’s always a lane for me as long as I’m true to myself.”

True indeed. We’re happy with Ms. Latifah just the way she is. Whether it’s singing, designing, producing hit shows like Single Ladies, or taking on the Talk Show circuit, I’m certain she will excel just as she always has.

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