The Queen discussed what she looks for in a woman, and we're not surprised to learn that she prefers her women covered up.
“I just like ladies who have class. Period," she said, "and if it’s ‘T and A’ you’re sellin,’ that’s fine, as long as that’s what you’re selling. But you don’t have to show everything, you know?"
"You can hold some back and just be yourself and let your personality shine and let your individuality show. To me, that’s sexier. A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion. And I think guys find that to be the same way.”
You don’t have to show everything; you don’t have to put it all out there to attract a guy. Because what kind of guy are you gonna attract? What is he really looking for? If you wanna be a booty call, I guess you can throw it all out there. But if you’re looking for a relationship with someone who respects you and respects things other than your body—your mind, your spirit, your personality, your smile—then you have to kind of exude that more so than just yo’ booty and yo’ titties.
Unfortunately, Latifah's wise words are falling on deaf ears. The 41-year-old executive producer of VH1's "Single Ladies" is in a long term, off and on relationship with 40-something trainer Jeanette Jenkins. Women of our generation know what it means to respect ourselves because we grew up experiencing it.
But young ladies of today have no concept of self-respect because the black community in general promotes disrespect in all areas, from our lifestyles to our art and music.