Entertainment powerhouse Queen Latifah will be the first cover woman of 2012 for Essence magazine. With her new daytime talk show, clothing line, executive producer roles, hosting, and spokeswoman ventures all on her plate, she had much to talk about in the issue, including how she differs from another media mogul, Oprah.
On comparisons to Oprah
â€œâ€¦People say Iâ€™m going to be the next Oprah. No. Oprah is still Oprah. Iâ€™ll be the next me. I feel like thereâ€™s always a lane for me as long as Iâ€™m true to myselfâ€¦â€
On clothing brands not respecting curvier women
“A lot of manufacturers donâ€™t respect the curvaceous woman. They donâ€™t respect our dollar or our shape.”
On partnering with HSN for her Queen Collection clothing line
“[It's] been such a great partnership. Iâ€™m happy to make womenâ€™s clothing I really like.â€
Look for the January 2012 issue of Essence to be available soon.