Usher Stops Show to Give Queen Latifah Her Flowers

Usher Stops Show to Give Queen Latifah Her Flowers

R&B stalwart, Usher recently acknowledged the Queen while he was performing at his Las Vegas residency.

According to HipHopDX, the My Way crooner was doing his show when he paused it briefly to acknowledge royalty who was in the building celebrating her birthday. Dana Owens, who is better known as Queen Latifah was at the Dolby Live at Park MGM on her actual born date on March 18. Usher stopped the performance and went into the audience and handed Latifah some flowers and a hug. She was celebrating her 53rd birthday.

The crowd acknowledged her while giving her a standing ovation while one of her best-known recordings, the 1993 song, U.N.I.T.Y was blaring in the background.

Latifah, the star and executive producer of The Equalizer has been doing her thing and does not seem to be slowing down.

Last week, it was reported that the Queen is opening up more chances for filmmakers who are women of color to express their stories through the Queen Collective. The initiative has been developed in partnership with Procter & Gamble, her company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, and Tribeca Studios.

Forbes reported that the program will offer women filmmakers of color the opportunity to develop and showcase their short films in an effort to amplify gender, racial equality, and representation in the industry.

“We created this partnership, the Queen Collective, to give women of color an opportunity to create, produce, direct, and have financing for their short film and distribution. We’ll take care of everything from beginning to end and allow them to create their vision,” Latifah stated.

The Queen Collective was started in 2019. It provides mentorship, production support, distribution opportunities, and essential financial resources to innovative filmmakers.

Variety reported that the Queen Collective has been instrumental in helping approximately 100 people find work in the industry, noting that 75% were people of color.

Usher Stops Show to Give Queen Latifah Her Flowers

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