“The most disappointing thing to me was that I was painted as the bad guy, because I value the way I carry myself,” the 44-year-old TV personality told People. “I don’t want people to see me as ‘Oh, he just ran out, just left them there.’ That’s just not true.”
“I wasn’t surprised by her reaction at all, but I can’t control somebody else’s actions. I was there four years, and it’s about more than just being in front of the camera,” Michael said. “At one point I think we were friends. I don’t know what happened at the end. I learned a lot from her, though.”
“Toward the end of it all, we didn’t really communicate that much,” Michael continued. “I kinda looked at it like, ‘It was what it was.’ I come from a business where you have to collaborate. The show was going well? We’re all winning. That’s all that matters to me.”
Queen Latifah keeps it cool and casual as she arrives at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to watch the day eight matches at the 2016 US Open on Monday (September 5) in the Queens borough of New York City.
The 46-year-old entertainer was joined by a group of friends, as well as Michael Strahan and Carmen Ejogo, who were also in attendance to watch the tennis championships.
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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