This is very sweet!
Queen Latifah was awarded the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Power Award, and her bud Jada Pinkett-Smith was on hand to present her with the honor, despite having just lost her father!!
Girlfriend was clearly emotional during her speech and said:
"My father died last week, and I'm flying tomorrow to bury him. But I wanted to come because when those types of losses happen a lot of things get illuminated and your priorities fall in line. When I think about Latifah I think about a woman who makes me feel loved. She can sit in the throne of my soul and just be there with me. She makes me laugh."
At that point she became so choked up she couldn't speak - until the Queen came onto the stage to comfort her!!
We say this with 100% sincerity - Queen Latifah is a class act! And clearly a wonderful friend!
Pinkett-Smith finally was able to finish her introduction by simply stating:
"This is what I'm talking about. I don't see her a lot, but she's my girl."
We commend both of them for being great, sincere friends!! We can't imagine losing your father so recently and being brave enough to step out in public, and the Queen's actions speak for themselves!!
We wish Jada our deepest condolences for her loss.
[Image via WENN.]
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