Queen Latifah Declines Award

Queen Latifah Declines Award

The Marian Anderson Award is a seemingly-prestigious award given to artists for their humanitarian work.

Queen Latifah was supposed to be the honoree this year, but she says she is “unable to accept” the award because of “personal reasons.”

There’s been no further comment from the rapper/actress.

The organization says it will reschedule its gala and “hopes to honor Queen Latifah in the future.”

Marian Anderson was the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

Other people who have received this award are Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones.