|Name||Dana Elaine Owens|
|Born||March 18, 1970|
|Genres||soul, jazz, hip hop, gospel|
|Labels||Verve, A&M/Interscope Records, Motown/PolyGram Records, Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records,Disney|
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Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer and talk show hostess. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. Her work in music, film, and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.
Influence on MinajEdit
During her Press Conference interview that appeared on her album, Nicki praises Queen Latifah for pushing the boundaries of female rap. She continued to say that she loves Queen Latifah for letting go of that and venture out to to other projects like acting which she plans to fully do one day.