Back story: The Queen has long been tagged as a friend of Ellen. She’s been spotted at gay clubs on both coasts and photos of her cavorting with her girlfriend on a yacht surfaced a few years back. Most recently, Latifah headlined Long Beach Pride, where she referred to the assembled queers as “my people.” Of course her publicists quickly followed up with a statement clarifying nothing about her sexuality should be inferred by that.
Odds Latifah will come out: 1 in 4. A number of stars—including Ricky Martin and Clay Aiken—have tested the water with tepid denials and small gestures before making a big announcement that they are indeed a member of the tribe.