Havard University Awards Hollywood Queen Latifah.
Well known Hollywood icon and hip hop star: Queen Latifah, has recently been honoured by Havard University with the WEB Du Bois medal from the Hutchins Centre for African & African American Research
This award was given to Latifah as an appreciation for her contributions to the black history and culture.
Queen Latifah mentioned that though a lot of discouraging things has been said to her as regards her career yet she has made it.
She explained that been involved in the Entertainment Industry and participating in other things at the same time has not been very easy for her. she also stated that many predicted that she wasn’t going to be successful in her career.
In her words: “Crossing over from rap to film, the people at our agency told my partner I could never be an A-list artist”.
She further explained that the most painful thing is to tell her longtime business partner, Shakim Compere who has made up his mind to see her successful that she can’t make it.
In handling stressful situations Queen Latifah revealed that she would often go out to scream whenever she’s stressed up.
During the Award Ceremony, while addressing the students of the university, she encouraged them that they should not allow people’s opinion bother them especially when it is said that they can’t be successful. She also encouraged them to believe always in their dreams.