Queen Latifah Denies Coming Out of the Closet After Attending Gay Pride Festival

Queen Latifah has long been rumored to be gay, but the rapper/actress has never publicly come out of the closet. So when she openly attended the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival in California last month, many figured Latifah was close to an official announcement. They were wrong.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Latifah was asked if her performance at the pride festival had anything to do with her own sexuality. "That definitely wasn’t the case," she replied, neither confirming nor denying the rumors in the process.

Latifah went on to suggest there won’t be any kind of news regarding her sexuality coming out anytime soon, telling the magazine, "I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public. It’s just not gonna happen."

Doesn’t she realize the impact her coming out of the closet could have? Doesn’t she care? Sigh. [via Gawker]