Don’t call it a comeback…Queen Latifah made an appearance at Sunday’s Giants vs Cowboys game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey where she stunned the crowd by belting out “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
The 53-year-old New Jersey native slayed the jazz/musical theatre-crossover rendition, wowing the in-stadium crowd as well as those watching from home. Turns out, many viewers had no idea the rapper could sing.
Latifah's rap career took off in the '90s with hits like "U.N.I.T.Y.", which earned her a GRAMMY for best rap solo performance in 1995. After multiple acting gigs, Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, got to showcase her singing chops in the 2002 movie “Chicago” where she played “Matron Mama Morton”. After that, the entertainer released the 2004 album “The Dana Owens Album” that reached Number 16 on the Billboard 200 and earned her a GRAMMY nom for best jazz vocal album. She did it again in 2008 with another jazz album called “Trav’lin’ Light”.