Queen Latifah says women don’t need to expose their “T and A” to attract a romantic partner because “confidence” is what’s really sexy.
The “Single Ladies” creator sat down with S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown for an in-depth interview about her successful, decades-long career.
From her days touring with fellow rap acts to her brother’s untimely death, Latifah opens up about her journey, which has led to multiple titles, including Oscar nominee, Grammy winner, author and actor.
Get an excerpt from the interview and read it in full in the September 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister.
Queen Latifah: …I just like ladies who have class. Period. And if it’s “T and A” you’re sellin’, that’s fine, as long as that’s what you’re selling. But you don’t have to show everything, you know? You can hold some back and just be yourself and let your personality shine and let your individuality show. To me, that’s sexier. A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion. And I think guys find that to be the same way.
Queen Latifah: You don’t have to show everything; you don’t have to put it all out there to attract a guy. Because what kind of guy are you gonna attract? What is he really looking for? If you wanna be a booty call, I guess you can throw it all out there. (laughs) But if you’re looking for a relationship with someone who respects you and respects things other than your body—your mind, your spirit, your personality, your smile—then you have to kind of exude that more so than just yo’ booty and yo’ titties.