Queen Latifah stopped by “the View” Wednesday and told Barbara Walters that she was “totally serious” about adopting a child.
The 42-year-old actress and rapper told Walters, “I think I saw one of those specials… you know those movies of the week. And it was like — and I just always wanted to bring a child home.”
When Walters asked if she was serious about adopting, Queen Latifah said, “I’m totally serious, so if you got a kid that you don’t… Just give me a year — let me set up camp and send me the kid. But no, no totally.”
“The Queen” also made it clear that it didn’t matter where the child comes from.
Queen Latifah’s personal life has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. There has been a lot of speculation about her sexuality, and rumors swirled that she had come out of the closet at the LGBT Pride Festival in Long Beach earlier this year. But the “Joyful Noise” star, whose real name is Dana Owens, later said that she did not reveal her sexual orientation at the festival.
The “U.N.I.T.Y.” rapper has been notoriously tight-lipped about her sexuality, never confirming or denying rumors that she is gay. In 2008, she told Alex Witchel the New York Times, “I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway.”
Whatever her plans are to adopt, they will have to be put on hold for a little while longer. Queen Latifah will be starring in an all-black remake of “Steel Magnolias,” set to air on Lifetime, this fall.