Queen Latifah

With a hit daytime talk show under her belt and more projects in her back pocket, Queen Latifah is all smiles as she graces the latest cover of JET magazine.

This issue of the publication focuses on faith and spirituality, and the former rap star turned media mogul opens up about the time her faith was truly tested while also providing updates on her family and exciting new business ventures.

On when her faith was most challenged

“The biggest thing to ever test my personal faith was the loss of my brother in a motorcycle accident… I believed it ruined my life. I probably had a five-year interruption in any type of personal growth. There were some things I didn’t learn in my twenties because I was disconnected emotionally. I could only get so close or feel so much.”

How she was able to move forward

“I fell in love. It was like a circuit breaker had switched off.”

On having children

“I’ve wanted to adopt since I was 18 because I grew up with friends who could’ve used good parents. Maybe it’s my romanticism of after-school specials where someone would adopt a child and life would be great afterward. I have a lot of love to give.”

On her participation in the same-sex marriage ceremony at the Grammy Awards

“It was a beautiful moment and not a political decision… I knew it would make a statement and I’m fine with the statement it made.”

Readers can read the article in its entirety and more in the April 21 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands now.