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Queen Latifah Speaks Out On Dallas Police Shooting: 'We Have To Get Real About It'

Queen Latifah Speaks Out On Dallas Police Shooting: 'We Have To Get Real About It'

Queen Latifah strikes a pose as she hits the blue carpet at the premiere of her latest film Ice Age: Collision Course held at the Walter Reade Theater on Thursday (July 7) in New York City.

The 46-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as well as Cynthia Nixon, Padma Lakshmi, Dominic Fumusa and Michael Strahan, who brought along his twin daughters Sophia and Isabella.

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The next morning (July 8), Queen stopped by The Today Show to promote the flick and comment on the Dallas police shooting.

“It’s terrible, but we have to get real about it,” Queen expressed. “If we get real about it, we can deal with it. But if we want to act like, ‘Oh no, that’s their problem,’ and ‘This only happens here.’ No, it’s happening to all of us.”

“I’m Queen Latifah, but I’m black wherever I go,” Queen added. “I deal with the same experiences that other people deal with. I’m also the daughter of a cop, I’m also the sister of a cop, the cousin of a cop and the niece of cops. I don’t want the guns turned on police any more than I want the guns turned on us.”


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Credit: Jamie McCarthy; Photos: Getty, WENN
Posted to: Cynthia Nixon, Dominic Fumusa, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michael Strahan, Padma Lakshmi, Queen Latifah

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