QUEEN LATIFAH OPENS UP ABOUT THE DEATH OF HER BROTHER ON
WE TV’S “UNTOLD STORIES OF HIP HOP”
All-New Episode of Series Hosted by Angie Martinez Airs
Thursday, October 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT
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WE tv released today a clip of Queen Latifah opening up about the death of her brother from an all-new episode of “Untold Stories of Hip Hop,” set to airing tonight, Thursday, October 3 at 10pm ET/PT. During her exclusive interview with Host and Executive Producer, Angie Martinez, Queen Latifah speaks about being broken by her brother’s tragic death, saying “After my brother passed away that ruined my world, rocked me to my core. I’ve never been the same since.”
Later during the interview, Queen Latifah spoke openly about being depressed after losing her brother and how she really didn’t care about music anymore and wanted to quit. Queen Latifah shared that it was people like Heavy D. that helped her pick herself back up, saying “God bless him, it was Heavy D…Heav had lost a brother…. To just know people are there when you need them. You have to grieve in your own way, and I put my emotions into the music, which is my safe place, my home.”
Also in this week’s episode, Ja Rule shares shocking details about being kidnapped by an African warlord and Fat Joe reveals what really happened in the days leading up to Big Pun’s death.
About “Untold Stories of Hip Hop”
In the new series, legendary radio host Angie Martinez sits down with hip hop royalty for never-before-told tales, featuring interviews with hip hop’s biggest names including Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and more. View supertease .
From iconic rap verses to historic artist beefs, “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” puts the stories behind the moments front and center. Each of the six hour-long episodes of this fresh and fast-paced series shines a new light on hip hop’s most influential artists with unforgettable revelations directly from the stars themselves. As a pioneer and one of the most respected legends in hip hop journalism, Host and Executive Producer Angie Martinez has those who are notorious for being guarded, open up to her in ways they have never done before.
“Untold Stories of Hip Hop” host Angie Martinez has been a beloved and influential fixture on hip hop radio for more than three decades. A media and cultural trailblazer, Martinez is a radio and TV host, New York Times bestselling author, spokeswoman, actress, recording artist and philanthropist. She has interviewed legends and luminaries such as Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, and President Barack Obama. With her authentic and personable storytelling style, Martinez is celebrated for her unique ability to connect with both guests and listeners. Through her years in the industry and the lifelong friendships made along the way, Martinez has a library of unforgettable, untold stories ready to share with hip hop’s most passionate fans.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows and dramatic scripted series, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV. WE tv is available to over 86 million U.S. homes. WE tv: All In.