Queen Latifah has set the tone for football season after performing the National Anthem at Sunday night’s (Sept. 10) game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.
The Oscar-nominated actress had to remind a few people that her résumé is long and her talent is limitless. Ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the New Jersey native took centerstage at MetLife Stadium with an emotional rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Without a hair on her head out of place, Queen rocked a crisp ivory-colored suit and was backed by a choir and a firework finale.
Despite it being assumed common knowledge that the Grammy-winning rapper was multifaceted, some were just finding out about her vocal range. One Twitter user wrote, “I didn’t know Queen Latifah could ‘sing.’ Did anybody else know?” Singer Rob Milton commented with a video of The Equalizer star singing a cover of Nat King Cole’s “Lush Life.”
I didn’t know Queen Latifah could “sing”. Did anyone else know? pic.twitter.com/xZy6kM4nP5— BreEze ???? (@AuraB_30) September 11, 2023
Another user tweeted, “People are JUST finding out that Queen Latifah sings? Have they not seen Chicago or Hairspray? Or saw that she released two jazz albums? Or even when she played Bessie Smith in that HBO movie?” One person chimed in, “Queen Latifah literally sang the theme song on Living Single, has two jazz albums, and has been in many a Broadway musical. You all cannot be serious.” However, an A24 employee summed things up as best as possible with this bottom line: “I know that we all love queen latifah, but she really doesn’t get enough credit for being one of the most multidimensional talents of our generation.” Others rallied for Queen to partake in a Super Bowl Halftime Show as a solo act or alongside Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, Eve, and Lil Kim as an ode to the Queens of Hip-Hop. Though the 2024 halftime performer has yet to be announced, fans are also campaigning for Usher after Rihanna kicked off Apple Music Halftime Show this past February and announced her second pregnancy with her son, Riot.
Can we just vote Queen Latifah for the halftime show right now please and thank you NFL powers that be?— Carlos Estrada ????????????????????????? (@CTOTHELOS77) September 11, 2023