CBS’s “The Equalizer” Star Queen Latifah is hands down one of the biggest actresses and musicians to ever Grace the industry and we’re so proud of her!!
Queen is celebrating the impact she made in the Hip-Hop industry and crediting her mom for the success.
During an interview with POPSUGAR, the Star was reflecting on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the hip-hop music genre and shared:
“makes me think about my mom and how much I love my mother, and I miss [her] and I’m so thankful for her. I would not be where I am today,”
She was referring to mother whose name is Rita Owens.
Her mother died on March 21, 2018, following an ongoing heart condition.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today. Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”
We love how much she shows her mom love across social media. Amazing!
The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira, Laya DeLeon Hayes, and Lorraine Toussaint. Recurring cast members include Brett Dalton, Gabriel Sloyer, Chris Vance, and Stephen Bishop. The story follows Robyn McCall (Latifa), an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background. She uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to help those with nowhere else to turn. To most, Robyn appears to be just an average single mom who is quietly raising her daughter (Hayes) and living with her aunt (Toussaint). However, to a trusted few, Robyn is The Equalizer, an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are her longtime friend and former CIA handler (Noth), an edgy bar owner and past colleague (Lapira), and a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker (Goldberg). As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her vigilante work garners the attention of a shrewd NYPD Detective (Kittles). He once sought to uncover her identity, but now respects the need for Robyn’s type of justice, even as he often questions her methods.