Queen Latifah shares her thoughts with Prestige on Domestic Violence

News & Entertainment / September 19, 2014

The issue of Domestic Violence is currently the subject of headlines nationwide, and in Monday’s episode of

THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW, Queen shares her thoughts and personal experience with this subject



“…It’s sad to me that this problem is headline news because some football players are involved, because this is something that’s always around. It’s a problem in every part of society….” It doesn’t matter if you’re rich, or whether you’re poor. It doesn’t matter what your race is. Where you come from, what language you speak. This is a problem for all of us. And it is not a new problem.”


“21 years ago I wrote the song ‘U.N.I.T.Y.’ about disrespect and violence towards women. That entire second verse of that song was written about my cousin who was in an abusive relationship with her husband, and my brothers and my cousins pretty much had to rescue her from that relationship. But she did get out of that relationship. And so, today I wish I didn’t have to talk about that song. I wish the message in that song wasn’t even relevant today. But it is.”

Check out more of Queen Latifah’s segment, before it airs on Monday, in the clip above. 

The Queen Latifah Show

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.


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