Queen Latifah To Receive “Entertainment Icon” Honor At American Black Film Festival

Oscar-nominated actress and musician Queen Latifah will be honored at the American Black Film Festival ceremony with the “Entertainment Icon” award.

READ: Queen Latifah Is Hopeful That ‘Living Single’ Can Make A Return To Television

According to CBS News, the New Jersey native, who plays one of the main characters on the FOX TV show Star, will receive her honor during the ABFF ceremony in Los Angeles this Friday (Feb. 17).

“It means so much to me coming from fellow entertainers and my peers,” said the entertainer.

Queen Latifah received an Oscar nomination for her work in the film Chicago. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, and won a Golden Globe Award for her work in Life Support. However, we can’t forget how she got her start in the industry; she was a rapper and is lauded as one of the pioneers for females in the game.

READ: Review: Lee Daniels’ ‘Star’ Showcases How Fame Can Violently Overshadow Talent

Congrats to the Queen! The ABFF ceremony will air on Feb. 22 on BET and Centric at 8 p.m. EST.

Queen Latifah joins our line up of honorees and will receive Entertainment Icon Award! #ABFFHonors

A post shared by American Black Film Festival (@americanblackfilmfestival) on